The two teen-aged girls accused of being responsible for the death of an Uber driver in a botched carjacking in Washington, D.C. in March are reportedly set to get a "cushy" plea deal, according to one report.
A bargain is set to be made in the coming days, according to an article on The Washington Post.
The two girls, ages 13 and 15, have been charged with felony murder after they allegedly hijacked 66-year-old Mohammad Anwar's car, tried to drive it down the street, and crashed shortly after near Nationals Park. Anwar can be seen clinging to the side of the vehicle as it took off down the street and was thrown from the vehicle when it crashed shortly after. He died shortly after as a result of a head injury in the crash.
Under D.C. law, the 13-year-old cannot be charged as an adult, even in a murder case. It's possible the 15-year-old could be charged as an adult, but that it would "increase the burden of proof on prosecutors."
It's up to a judge to determine if the 15-year-old will be tried in an adult court. Authorities would have to provide details on the girl's personal history to aid in the determination.
According to The Washington Post, defendants in juvenile court can be found "responsible" and may only be jailed until the age of 21.