According to NY Daily News reports:
A 13-year-old girl was charged with reckless homicide for allegedly driving a car filled with her friends during a joyride that turned tragic last month.
Almani Creamer, 12, died when the car crashed into a tree in Olympia Fields, Ill. on Nov. 27, WMAQ-TV reported.
“He was a special little boy,” his mother, Regina Anderson, 35, told the Chicago Tribune.“I just hope he didn’t suffer.”
The girl was formally charged with reckless homicide, reckless conduct and possession of a stolen motor vehicle, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said.
Authorities are withholding the girl’s name because of her age. She was released to her mother’s custody following her arraignment on Thursday.
At the time of the incident, Almani was actually grounded for missing school assignments. He sneaked out of his home to join the packed car, according to Anderson.
“He was just a boy,” she said. “He’s bad some days – he’s good some days.”
The boy was in the backseat wearing his seatbelt during the crash, according to the Illinois paper.
Four other passengers under the age of 16 were treated at nearby hospitals and released, the local NBC affiliate said.
Almani was buried Saturday.
“He was a fine young man,” neighbor Beverly Reed Scott said to The Tribune. “We loved him.”
Poor kid. May he Rest In Peace.
As for that girl, yes it was an accident but do you agree with the charges? Seems like if you do adult things you should face adult consequences.