Police said a 15-year-old girl deliberately drove and killed a man jogging outside Seattle in July, after which he laughed with a friend.
Police investigating Greg Moore’s (53) death made little progress until the girl’s father took her to the Seattle police station and handed her over on September 9, the Seattle Times said. I reported.
Police said a teenager stole her godfather, the 2004 Toyota Camry, on July 18 and joy-rided around Seattle with a 14-year-old passenger, according to the Times.
Police said the girl had found Moore jogging at high speeds through Maple Valley, about 20 minutes south of downtown, according to Kent Reporter. “I’m going to scare him, I’m going to hit him,” the girl told the passenger, which gave the investigator the quote.
The “ridge” flew Moore over the car, and the collision broke his skull, the Times reported. Moore’s body was found in the ditch later that morning. According to police, the girl behind the car later told her friend about the crash and laughed about it.
According to the local NBC affiliate KING, the 15-year-old boy was charged with a second murder and a hit-and-run in a juvenile court. She pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.
The girl was charged as a boy and is eligible to be released at the age of 21 even if convicted. A King County prosecutor said her lack of criminal record made the proceedings in adult court unrealistic, King reported.
Moore’s widow Michelle felt that the boy’s ruling wasn’t enough, and told the station that the teenager was “running away” for murder if he had been in prison for up to six years.