July 9, 2022
SPRINGFIELD, PA—The mother of Saddiq Washington, the 22-year-old man charged in the June 29, 2022, murder of King Hua has been arrested and charged in connection with the case.
Amanda Washington was charged with hindering prosecution in the case relating to the death of 54-year-old King Hua, according to Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer.
Hua and his wife were driving south on State Road on June 29 when Amanda Washington passed them on the shoulder in her dark blue Chevrolet Equinox.
Washington’s son, 22-year-old Saddiq Washington, was in the passenger seat of the car and fired the fatal shots that killed Hua because he was driving too slow, according to police.
Springfield Township’s Chief Daly said, “The suspect’s vehicle pulls on to the shoulder of the road, got ahead of the victim’s vehicle, got out of the vehicle, fired two shots at the vehicle which permeated the window, killing the operator.”
After the shooting, Amanda and her son fled the scene at a high rate of speed, according to FOX29.
Surveillance footage showing Washington’s car and license plate combined with witness testimony helped investigators find the suspects.
Police officers arrived at the address listed on the Equinox’s registration and saw the vehicle in the driveway and began surveilling the house while waiting for a warrant, reports FOX29.
According to police, Washington and two other females were seen leaving the Darby home and getting into the Equinox around 5 a.m. the following day.
Officers arrested Amanda and Saddiq as well as the two women seen with her. Officers then interviewed Amanda Washington.
“She states that she was late and that the driver of the white Camry was driving very slowly. She stated that when she got in front of Mr. Hua’s vehicle she heard shots and realized that her son was shooting out of the passenger side of the vehicle,” the DA’s Office said.
Amanda told police after her son shot Hua, he screamed “Go. Go. Go. Go Mom” and “Mom I hope I didn’t kill nobody.”
Amanda continued to explain she had no idea her son was carrying that day before the shooting. Saddiq does have a license to carry a firearm.
Saddiq Washington has been charged with first-degree murder for Hua’s death.
Hua’s only daughter said her father worked as a nail technician and immigrated to the United States from Vietnam more than 20 years ago for a better life.
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