Girl (16) stabbed and hacked Uber driver to death

By Kim Abrahams
02 June 2017

He was heard shouting, "Help me, help me! I’m going to die!"

A teenager has been found guilty of murder after she stabbed an Uber driver to death.

Eliza Wasni (16) was charged as an adult after she stole knives and a machete from a Walmart in Chicago, ordered Grant Nelson (34) to drive off and stabbed him multiple times while he was driving.

A description of the attack, which was read by a prosecutor in court, told of how Wasni attacked Nelson but did not provide a reason for her heinous crime.

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Nelson, from Wilmette, Illinois, picked up the teen in front of the store shortly after 3 am on Tuesday morning. It was the third Uber she had requested that morning.

Minutes after he began driving, Wasni started stabbing Nelson from the back seat. She also used the machete to hack him during the attack.

The driver was badly injured and bleeding profusely but managed to pull over and run into a nearby building to scream for help. until residents called 911.

Grant Nelson Grant Nelson

Meanwhile, Wasni climbed into the front seat of Nelson’s bloodied silver Sedan and sped off. But she crashed into a barricade in the road, jumped out and fled on foot.

Lincolnwood police arrived on the scene and came across the crashed vehicle. Inside they found Nelson’s phone with the Uber app open, which showed that his passenger was someone by the name of Eliza.

The cops found a conscious but critically injured Nelson laying in the grass and he was able to explain what had happened.

Sadly, Nelson died at Presence St. Francis Hospital a few hours later.

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Police found Wasni hiding behind an air conditioner box with a machete in one hand and a knife in the other.

She had to be shocked with a Taser before she dropped the weapons and could be taken into custody.

“We are heartbroken by the loss of one of our partners,” Uber said in a statement.

“Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.”

Alex Nelson, Nelson’s sister, told WMAQ-TV that her brother did not deserve to die in such a gruesome manner.

“He was not a vindictive person,” she said. “He was not a cruel person. He didn’t deserve this fate.”


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