Saturday, June 3, 2017

16-Year-Old Murders Uber Driver

May 30th will forever be a day of mourning for the family of Grant Nelson, who was violently killed while working his usual cab shift in the northern Chicago region. Nelson had picked up 16-year-old Eliza Wasni from a Walmart store in Skokie at around 3 a.m. Records show that it was her 3rd Uber ride in two hours, and authorities believe that she plotted it that way.

Wasni's early morning began with an Uber to a train station at around 1:25 a.m. That trip was followed by an Uber to the Walmart from where she'd eventually be picked up by Nelson upon making her third Uber call. What Nelson may have sensed was that the passenger was in her late teens, at most. What he didn't suspect was that she was armed with a machete and a knife she had stolen from the superstore. He would only learn when he was ambushed from behind, as Wasni suddenly went off and began hacking and slicing him in the head, arms, side and chest.
The victim was able to pull over in front of a Condo building on Lincoln Avenue, where he ran out and banged for help before falling to a patch of grass. Wasni would put the car into drive and attempt to escape, but soon crashed. When police arrived, they found Wasni dying where he lay, and then began to comb the area.

They didn't have to go far to track Wasni down from where Nelson's blood-stained car remained. She had been hiding by an air-conditioning unit behind an office building, dressed only in her bra and leggings. She also remained in possession of the weapons, prompting police to draw their guns and demand that she place them down, to which she eventually complied.

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