Joshua Cody Mitchell Charges Upgraded to Murder in Calgary Gas-and-Dash Death

Update: see previous post – June 8, 2015 Police looking for driver who ran over gas station attendant, September 16, 2013 Ontario: Jayesh’s Law – A Year After He Died, February 27, 2013 Liberal MPP Mike Colle Re-Introduces Jayesh’s Law (Worker Safety at Service Stations) Bill 124, September 22, 2012 JAYESH’S LAW (WORKER SAFETY AT SERVICE STATIONS), 2012

35-year-old Maryam Rashidi, mother of three died after attempting to stop from driving away from a gas station, after placing $115 of gas in his truck.
35-year-old Maryam Rashidi Ashtiani, a gas station attendant, died after attempting to stop 20-year-old Joshua Mitchell from driving away from a Calgary Centex gas station on 16 Avenue northwest, after placing $113 of gas in his truck and not paying for it. Maryam was a loving spouse and mother of a six-year-old son. Many gas stations across Canada hold gas station attendants responsible for any gas not paid for.

Maryam Rashidi Ashtiani was killed in a hit and run after a gas station theft

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20-year-old Joshua Cody Mitchell arrested by Calgary police on June 10, 2015 in connection with the hit and run of Photo Leah Hennel, Calgary Herald
20-year-old Joshua Cody Mitchell arrested by Calgary police on June 10, 2015 in connection with the hit and run of Maryam Rashidi Ashtiani. Photo by Leah Hennel, Calgary Herald

The charges against a Calgary man accused of killing gas station attendant Maryam Rashidi in a hit and run have been upgraded to second-degree murder.

Joshua Mitchell, 20, was originally charged with criminal negligence causing death, hit and run causing death, dangerous driving causing death, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and theft under $5,000.

Maryam Rashidi Ashitiani with her spouse and young son. She was working at the Centex gas station the gas station attendant somehow managed to get onto the hood of the vehicle as the vehicle started to drive away
Maryam Rashidi Ashitiani with her spouse and young son. She was working at the Centex gas station as an attendant on June 8/15. It is alleged the Joshua Cody Mitchell drove in with a stolen truck, filled it up with $113 in gas and attempted to drive away. Somehow she managed to get onto the hood of the vehicle as the vehicle started to drive away. She fell onto the roadway and was run over and succumbed to her injuries a few days later.

Rashidi, 35, was working as a gas station attendant at the Centex on 16 Avenue northwest when she was killed trying to chase down the driver of a stolen truck that did not pay for $113 in fuel.

Three days after she was injured, Rashidi died in hospital — leaving behind her husband and six-year-old son.

On top of the upgraded charges related to Rashidi’s death, two other charges of breaching bail conditions and robbery were also added.

The upgraded murder charge replaces the criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving death counts that Mitchell originally faced.

Rashidi’s family moved to Canada in late 2014 to work in the oil and gas industry.

Both engineers, they were laid off after just four months in Calgary — which is why Rashidi took the job at the Centex gas station where she had worked for just three days when she was killed.

20-year-old Joshua Cody Mitchell had his criminal charges upgraded from hit-and-run to murder; in the death of Maryam
20-year-old Joshua Cody Mitchell had his criminal charges upgraded from hit-and-run to murder; in the death of Maryam Rashidi Ashitiani who has only been on the job for three days as a gas station attendant at Centex when it is alleged that Mitchell arrived at the gas station with a stolen truck, filled his truck and attempted to drive away, when Maryam jumped on his hood, in an effort to stop him from leaving. It is further alleged that Mitchell drove away anyway and when Maryam fell off the truck in front of him, he drove over her and made his escape, without stopping.
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