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13-Year-Old Pleads Guilty for DC Carjacking that Killed Pakistani Uber Driver

 A 13-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal carjacking of a Pakistani-origin Uber Eats driver, Mohammad Anwar, in March, international media reported on Friday. 

Other charges will be dropped. Under the maximum sentence, she would be released once she turns 21.

The second carjacker, a 15-year-old girl, pleaded guilty to felony murder last month in juvenile court. Both girls are in the custody of the DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services and face years in juvenile detention.

Anwar, of Springfield, Virginia, was in a gray sedan and working as an Uber Eats driver when the girls asked him for a ride near the Navy Yard Metro station, prosecutors said. Anwar had driven just a few blocks when the girls, armed with a stun gun, tried to steal his car.

Anwar tried to gain control of the car and accelerated, hit a tree and several parked cars, and flipped the car. Medics took him to a hospital, where he died. 

Anwar was a father and grandfather with loved ones in the US and Pakistan, his family said. 

“He was a hardworking immigrant who came to the US in 2014 to build a better life for himself and his family. The loss for his family is immeasurable,” they said in a statement that called the crime “senseless.”

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