Girl, 13, admits to murdering Uber Eats driver

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A 13-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to murder over the death of an Uber Eats driver who was killed in an attempted carjacking incident.

The teen and her 15-year-old friend tasered Mohammad Anwar in March this year in Washington DC as he was making a food delivery in his Honda Accord.

Graphic video recorded by a bystander was posted to Twitter but removed soon after due to outrage over the sensitive content.

The video showed Mr Anwar, 66, standing by the driver’s door yelling, “They’re thieves! This is my car!”

Mr Anwar's car lies on its side as police stand near the vehicle.
The Uber Eats driver's carjacking and car crash was filmed by witnesses. Source: NBC

The two teens sped off with Mr Anwar still clinging to the vehicle, before crashing and rolling the car.

Both girls climbed out of the wreckage, while Mr Anwar was flung onto a footpath.

First responders found him with life-threatening injuries and transported him to hospital, but was pronounced dead by doctors.

A GoFundMe page for Mr Anwar and his family has raised over US$1 million, well over the target amount of $100,000.

On the page, the family describe the Pakistani immigrant as a “hard working” man who came to the United States “to create a better life for him and his family”.

Mohammad Anwar.
Mohammad Anwar (pictured) died after he was carjacked by two teenage girls while driving for Uber Eats. Source: GoFundMe

“He was simply at work yesterday evening, providing for his family, when his life was tragically taken in an appalling act of violence,” the page says.

“Words can not describe how our family is feeling currently. Devastation, confusion, shock, anger, heartache, and anguish are just a few that come to mind. We will carry him with us always, but it doesn’t take the pain away of losing him so tragically and so unexpectedly soon.”

The funds were raised to hold a traditional Islamic funeral for Mr Anwar and to help his family with loss of income, as he was the provider of the family.

Other charges against the 13-year-old, including armed carjacking, will be dropped, according to The Independent. She will be sentenced on July 6.

The 15-year-old pleaded guilty to murder last month.

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