Examples of carjacking in a Sentence
The police are investigating another carjacking.
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The car was taken at gunpoint in a carjacking shortly after 10:30 a.m. June 28 in the 200 block of N. 35th St., police said.
Hernandez, serving a 115-month sentence for carjacking and assault with intent to commit robbery, was transferred to Atwater following his 2016 attempted escape from a medium security federal prison in West Virginia.
Daryl Avent, who was a 17-year-old at the time and has since turned 18, was also charged in the indictment in the carjacking, but not the Subway incident.
Mazza pleaded guilty in exchange for four life sentences — one for murder, one for robbery, one for carjacking and one for escape with a firearm.
Bagley had been released from prison a few months before the carjacking after serving a sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
A number of high-profile crimes have occurred recently involving teenagers, including a spike in carjackings.
Pedersen was sentenced in federal court in 2014 to two life terms without the possibility of release for the carjacking murders of Cody Faye Myers, 19, near Newport, and Reginald Alan Clark, 53, in Eureka, Calif.
The plea came a day after Hanes agreed to also plead guilty to federal firearms and carjacking charges involving events that followed the Aug. 12, 2016, shooting of Hatch policeman Jose Chavez.
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Origin and Etymology of carjacking
car + hijack + -ing
First Known Use: 1991See Words from the same year
CARJACKING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of carjacking for English Language Learners
: the crime of using violence or threats to steal a car from its driver or to force the driver to take you someplace
Legal Definition of carjacking
: theft by force or intimidation of an auto that has a driver or passenger present
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