Teen girls who killed man during carjacking may get plea deal

by Jordyn Pair · Apr 5th, 2021 12:12 pm

Last Updated Apr 7th, 2021 at 5:33 am

The two teen girls who allegedly killed a man during a carjacking in Washington, D.C., are likely to receive plea deals, according to discussion in court.

The girls, ages 13 and 15, reportedly killed Mohammad Anwar, 66, last month when he was thrown from his vehicle during a carjacking. The girls allegedly assaulted him with a Taser and stole his car.

The 13-year-old girl cannot be prosecuted as an adult according to D.C. law, although it is possible for the 15-year-old to be.

The pair have been charged with multiple offenses, including felony murder, carjacking, and armed robbery. They have pleaded "not involved," which is the equivalent of "not guilty" in juvenile court.

Criminal Defense Attorney Nikki Lotze said a plea agreement could mean home detention or probation if the girls assume responsibility.

"If you were to reach a plea agreement, then the juvenile would admit involvement," said Lotze, who also said the agreement could include, "… potentially being in a youth shelter involvement, which is similar to a jail but for juveniles. Or could involve being on home detention or being on probation."

The prosecutor in the case has said that plea agreements should be available for the defense lawyers in the coming days.


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