Man gets maximum 48 years in prison in murder of taxi driver
DENVER — A 20-year-old man who pleaded guilty to the murder of a Denver taxi cab driver was given the maximum prison sentence under a plea agreement, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said Friday.
Dasean Perry pleaded guilty in September to second-degree murder and attempted aggravated robbery in the murder of 49-year-old Darren Bloomquist.
He was sentenced by a Denver District Court judge to the maximum 48 years in prison.
Bloomquist, 49, was killed in the early-morning hours of Sept. 5, 2015, when he picked up a fare in the area of 20000 E. Mitchell Place in Denver’s Green Valley Ranch neighborhood.
Bloomquist was moonlighting as a driver to help pay the bills of his wife, Melva, who could not work because of an injury.