Man gets maximum 48 years in prison in murder of taxi driver

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(Photo: Denver Police Department)

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.

Darren Bloomquist (Photo: Metro Taxi)

Darren Bloomquist (Photo: Metro Taxi)

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.

 

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