Two teenage girls have been sentenced to juvenile detention for the murder of Pakistani immigrant Mohammad Anwar in a botched carjacking in Washington D.C.
A 14 year old girl, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty to the brutal death of the delivery driver in Washington D.C., and was sentenced yesterday.
The other girl, who was 15 at the time of the crime, received the same sentence in June.
The 14 year old will be released from custody when she turns 21. She was 13 when she and the other girl attempted to carjack Mohammad Anwar, 66, on March 23.
The girls allegedly assaulted him with a Taser during the incident. Video footage of the encounter shows Anwar clinging to the vehicle as it was being driven by the suspects before crashing and flipping over on a nearby street.
Mohammad Anwar was a Pakistani immigrant who came to the U.S. in 2014. He was ejected and died near the wreckage. The girls were detained at the scene.
Anwar’s relatives have set up a GoFundMe to help his family. The page has raised over $1 million after news of Anwar’s killing was shared extensively on social media.
“Mohammad Anwar was a hard-working Pakistani immigrant who came to the United States to create a better life for him and his family,” the GoFundMe reads. “He was simply at work … providing for his family, when his life was tragically taken in an appalling act of violence.”
Anwar’s family added in a statement: “The family is devastated by this senseless crime. Mohammad Anwar was a father, a grandfather, a husband, a brother, and uncle beloved by many here in the United States and in Pakistan, his birth country.”
Anwar’s family called him “a hardworking immigrant who came to the United States in 2014, working tirelessly to build a better life for himself and his family.” “He chose happiness each day and it was infectious,” the statement said. “The loss felt by his death is immeasurable and he is missed tremendously by family and friends.”