The unnamed teenagers were responsible for Anwar's death in a carjacking incident.
The second and youngest of the two teenage girls involved in March's fatal carjacking incident has been sentenced to seven years at the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS).
The 14-year-old girl, who was 13 at the time, "will be committed at the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) until the age of 21," according to 7News. Under D.C. law, that's "the maximum penalty for juveniles," and is the same sentence received by her 15-year-old counterpart, who will be committed for six years until she is 21.
The two girls, who are from Fort Washington, Maryland, were charged with armed carjacking and felony murder for the death of Springfield resident Mohammad Anwar, a "hardworking" 66-year-old immigrant who worked as an Uber Eats driver. According to WTOP, "Anwar had worked all his life in Kuwait to provide for the family, while the children lived with their mother in Pakistan. It was just in the past decade they were all able to move to the United States and finally be together as a family."
His family described him as "a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend who always provided a smile when you needed one. He leaves behind a family, near and far, who cherish, love, and miss him dearly."
He was killed when the two girls, attempting to carjack him in Navy Yard, sped his car down the street. Anwar hung on and the girls eventually crashed the car, which threw him onto the sidewalk with fatal injuries.
The 14-year-old girl told Anwar's family, "I just want to say to the family I’m sorry, I never meant to do that. If I could go back to that day I would change it."
Anwar's extended family raised over $1 million for his immediate family through GoFundMe, explaining, "Anwar was the financial provider for his family. We would like to provide a traditional Islamic funeral for him and assist his family with the loss of income."
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