UPDATED: 2:45 p.m. ET, June 4, 2021 —
One of the teens involved in a high-profile carjacking that claimed the life of a Washington, D.C. food delivery driver received sentencing on Friday and will be committed to the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services until she turns 21, FOX 5 DC reports.
A judge handed down the punishment after the girl, who recently turned 16, pleaded guilty to felony murder. A 13-year-old who assisted the girl during the March incident plead guilty to second-degree murder on Thursday and will face sentencing in July. She could also face the same maximum sentence as her counterpart.
Prosecutors from the D.C. attorney general’s office worked to drop other charges associated with the case in return for a plea deal.
According to The Washington Post, the girls could serve a shorter amount of time if they are found to have compliant behavior.
The story undoubtedly has a tragic end, for the delivery driver who was killed and for the teens who will spend their formative years in juvenile detention.
After a viral video showed an innocent man losing his life during a carjacking, the two teenage girls involved might be getting off easier than expected much to the chagrin of social media. As previously reported Mohammad Anwar, a 66-year-old immigrant from Pakistan living in Washington D.C., died when two teens, ages 13 and 15, tried to pilfer his vehicle in a carjacking.
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