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A teenage girl was charged in the stabbing death of an Uber driver


A 16-year-old girl was charged with the first-degree murder of an Uber driver on Wednesday after she was accused of stabbing him to death in suburban Chicago, reports CBS News.

Grant Nelson, 34, screamed for help around 3:20 a.m. when Lincolnwood police responded to the seen. 

Eliza Wasni, the alleged killer, hailed three Ubers that night, the second of which she took to Walmart where she stole a knife and a machete, prosecutors said. 

Two minutes into the ride, Wasni stabbed Nelson from the back seat. When the police found him, he said that he had been stabbed by his passenger. The police located Wasni behind a building near Nelson's car in possession of two weapons. 

Nelson died in the hospital a few hours later. His car, however, remained near the intersection where he had been attacked. 

This stabbing was the first murder in Lincolnwood since 2006. 

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