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16-Year Old Charged with First Degree Murder for Stabbing her Uber Driver to Death



The suspect Eliza Wasni

A 16-year old girl has been arrested and charged as an adult with first degree murder after allegedly stealing a knife and a machete from a Walmart store and using it to stab her Uber driver to death in suburban Chicago.

Chicago Tribune reports that when the suspect, identified as Eliza Wasni was arrested behind a building near the crime scene, she was found with the knife and the machete.

The deceased, 34-year old Grant Nelson called for help at about 3.20AM on Wednesday, saying that he was stabbed by his passenger as he was dropping her off.

Sadly, Nelson died at a nearby hospital a few hours later.

Nelson’s blood-splattered silver sedan remained in the intersection as police investigated his killing.

The deceased Grant Nelson

“We are heartbroken by the loss of one of our partners,” Uber, a car-hailing service provider, said in a statement. “Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.”

Surveillance footage from Walmart showed Wasni walking around the store with a knife and machete and then leaving without paying for them, the prosecutor said.

Following the news of his death, a Facebook user who claimed to work in the Walmart store said:

Police says Nelson picked up Wasni a few blocks away from the Walmart store, and minutes into the ride, she began stabbing him.

He managed to pull over his Hyundai and run to a nearby condominium building lobby, where he pushed buzzers and yelled, “Help me, help me. I’m going to die,” Assistant State’s Attorney Michelle Cunningham said.

Judge Michael Hood who heard the case on Wednesday, ordered her to be held without bail and called the crime “extremely violent.”

Photo Credit: Facebook


  1. Bee

    June 2, 2017 at 12:03 am

    This young woman is sick in her head.why kill him this is so sad, may his soul rest in perfect peace Amen..

    • Osa

      June 2, 2017 at 12:10 am

      Probably didnt want o pay the fare. She must be mentally unstable or just an embodiment of evil.
      How she stole the matchete without being caught is what i dont even understand. With all the cctvs there.

    • Fleur

      June 2, 2017 at 3:03 am

      Imagine if this girl was black and walmart called? this uber driver would be alive today because police would have initiated a high priority chase

  2. scheister

    June 2, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Osa you did see the part of the article about how they followed her around Walmart, called the authorities as well. It was the giant picture in the middle of the article. Minimum wage isn’t worth confronting someone wielding a machete.

    • memebaby

      June 2, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      you think ? if she were black ….most likely the staffs at walmart would have chased her and ruffled her up..may his soul rest in peace

  3. Bamidele

    June 2, 2017 at 1:35 am


  4. Wale Vintage

    June 2, 2017 at 3:52 am

    In these crazy times if you see someone hailing an uber, taxi, Kabu kabu or what have you, and the person is carrying a machete you lock you car immediately and burn rubber, period! Blonde pretty oyibo girl or not. One has to have a defensive mindset and preserve oneself these days. This is really sad. The world has gone mad.

  5. FifiLa

    June 2, 2017 at 6:23 am

    These people must be inherently evil.
    YT people are inherently sick and evil!

  6. Authentic Sunshine

    June 2, 2017 at 8:06 am

    I am ashamed and yet relieved that it is not black related.

  7. Bad gang

    June 2, 2017 at 8:19 am

    This is a psychopathic murderer…her actions reminds me of how michael bargo and a gang of teenagers murdered a fellow teenager in ice cold blood…so many white people are antisocial and crazy psychos

  8. keke driver

    June 2, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Crase people everywhere.

  9. Anonymous

    June 2, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    May his soul rest in peace.
    However, what do we expect from a society where children call the shots?
    What do we expect from a society where people are so free to do as they please to a point a comedienne thought it funny (in the name of art) to carry the decapitated head of the president of her nation?
    How bad he maybe perceived is besides the point, that action in itself shows how deeply etched the disdain for humanity is. Zero values, respect, compassion, empathy, absolute thoughtlessness, consideration, and disregard for the life of another.
    Truth is, evil abound everywhere but when a nation chooses to live as though God has ceased to exist, it becomes a reproach to them and we begin to see cases that leave peoples jaws agape.

  10. Tori

    June 2, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    What is a 16 year old doing outside at 3am and having an uber account that require a credit card or PayPal. Parents please do due diligence to your children if you can

  11. American girl

    June 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    This is so sad. I pray that this poor man’s family can find peace. On another note……STOP BRINGING RACE INTO THIS. This sad event has nothing to do with race………black, white, purple or green……this little girl acted out in violence against another living, breathing being for no reason. Not everything has to turn into a race war. “Bad gang”?…..there are a lot of crazy PEOPLE in this world……don’t bring race into it. Prayers go out to both families.

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