Two years after the murder of a mother who was delivering food to an apartment for Uber Eats, a teenage boy in the state of Texas agreed this week to take a plea deal being offered by the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office.
Zakariya Marshall, who was only 17 years old at the time of the crime, was given a sentence of 45 years in prison for the murder of Ryan Munsie Graham, who he and another teenage suspect stabbed to death while attempting to rob her in Haltom City.
Texas Juvenile Justice Department
The second juvenile suspect, who has not been identified, was found guilty of aggravated robbery and received a sentence of seven years in the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. As part of the plea deal, Marshall’s charge of capital murder was reduced to that of murder.
“I think about her a lot,” Marshall said in an apology to Graham’s family. “I’m sorry she was the one who had to experience my anger for things that had nothing to do with her. I’m not the same person I was two years ago, but I still haven’t forgiven myself.”
Marshall has informed the court that he has “plans” for his life after he is released from prison in 22 years when he will be eligible for parole.
Graham’s stepmother Donna Munsie said she would pray for him, but her mother Suzanne Munsie said in a courtroom video call, “Do you expect to live out your big plans after what you did to Ryan and took her life? Do you expect to kiss someone with the same fists you used to beat my daughter? Do you plan to kick a soccer ball with your child using the same feet that kicked my daughter in the head and stomach? Choices have consequences. You attempted car theft. You stabbed her in the neck while she was unconscious. That’s who?”
Also, “I’m glad they gave you 45 years,” she said at the end. The night Graham was murdered was the most traumatic event of her life. She was working hard to provide a better life for her children and husband.
Graham was murdered in front of her three children, who were 11, 10, and 5 years old at the time. To provide for her family, Graham worked four jobs, including her gig with Uber Eats.
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How are you going to break the news to those kids that their mommy won’t be coming home? Ryan is never going to have the opportunity to see these three children mature.
She went on to say that she believes he ought to spend the rest of his life behind bars. On Thursday, a man in his 30s was taken into custody in San Antonio on suspicion of being the person who killed an Uber driver.
Andrew M Greenstein tweeted that Judge George Gallagher sentenced him to 45 years in prison, with credit for time served. You can take a look below:
Zakariya Marshall, 17, pleads guilty to murder in Jan. 2021 stabbing death of Uber Eats driver Ryan Munsie Graham. As part of plea deal, Judge George Gallagher sentenced him to 45 years in prison, with credit for time served. pic.twitter.com/8MnvwfPqWU
— Andrew M. Greenstein (@KRLDAndrewG) March 16, 2023
In connection with the fatal shooting of Robert Carbonell Diaz, who was working for Uber at the time of the incident, Dominique Dashon Croom was charged with murder. According to the manifest, Croom was the very last passenger. He has a bond set at $200,000 and is currently being held at the Bexar County Jail.
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