A California teen is accused of stabbing an Uber driver to death and prosecutors want her to be tried as an adult.
The suspect, who’s 17, was arraigned nearly Friday within the stabbing incident which occurred on Tuesday. She entered a plea of not responsible in juvenile court docket via her legal professional.
Prosecutor Cherie Somerville advised KNSD that the district legal professional’s workplace can be asking Superior Court Judge España to transfer the case to adult court docket.
Present at Friday’s arraignment in juvenile court docket was the suspect’s dad and mom and the sufferer’s husband who listened in on the teleconference, in accordance to the station.
The lady, who has not been recognized, is accused of killing Raquel Spohn Wehber, a 58-year-old Uber Eats driver at Lanoitan Avenue close to 18th Street in National City, which is a couple of 10-minute drive south of San Diego.
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Spohn Wehber was reportedly stabbed a number of occasions and died on the scene. Witnesses advised police they noticed a lady working from a automotive, FOX 5 reported. Officers adopted a path of blood to a close-by cell residence and arrested the teenager lady on suspicion of homicide.
The causes for the stabbing and the connection between the sufferer and suspect stay unclear.
Judge Espana dominated that the teenager should stay in custody. She is due again in court docket July 20 for a readiness listening to.
Fox News has reached out to Uber in search of remark.
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The lethal stabbing comes amid a spate of assaults on Uber drivers. Within the final month, two teen ladies pleaded responsible in reference to the brutal death of an Uber Eats driver in Washington, D.C. throughout a botched carjacking.
One of the ladies, now 13, was sentenced Tuesday to juvenile detention and can be launched when she is 21. The different lady, who was 15 on the time of the crime, obtained the identical was sentenced in June.
Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.
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