Viral video of the incident showed the girls target the driver and attempt to drive away even as Anwar continued to hang onto the front door. The girls ended up crashing the car and Anwar was fatally wounded. Following the incident, a judge decided to charge the girls with carjacking, armed robbery, and felony murder, something we previously covered that was widely debated on Twitter.
Technically per D.C. law, the 13-year-old can’t be charged as an adult and will remain tried as a juvenile. The 15-year-old suspect however could be tried as an adult although it’d provide an uphill climb for prosecutors who’d be forced to prove “that if the case was kept in juvenile court, there would be no reasonable prospects for rehabilitation.”
The Post added that the girls are due back in court on April 20 to discuss the status of the case with Judge Lynn Leibovitz. Social media is already heating up with takes on the suspects possibly getting plea deals and people are displeased. In particular, several are dimwittedly blaming the Black Lives Matter movement for the alleged “leniency” from the prosecution and citing it as “black privilege.”