Man Ordered Deported Sentenced For Deadly Drunk Driving Crash

A drunken driver who slammed into a New York City livery cab and killed two people has been sentenced to 3 1/2 to 10 1/2 years in prison.

The wreck came after he was ordered deported and charged in a deadly beating.

Defense lawyer Russell Rothberg says Daryush Omar apologized during sentencing Wednesday in Queens. The 25-year-old Omar pleaded guilty last month to vehicular manslaughter.

The Nov. 16 crash killed cab driver Bessy Velasquez and Panayiota Demetriou, a graduate psychology student from Cyprus.

A 2006 Manhattan murder case against Omar has stalled but remains open. He was ordered deported in 2005, but authorities were unable to remove him amid questions about whether he was a Pakistani or Afghan citizen.


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  • by ace Location: plymouth on Sep 13, 2009 at 04:22 PM
    Heres a heads up. Do a DNA test on him. That will determine what socail group he belongs too.
  • by J Location: NC on Sep 13, 2009 at 01:23 PM
    3and 0ne half to 10 and one half,after killing 3 people,if he had raped a child in between all this he might have gotten 11 and one half years!Another lesson learned!!
  • by Really Location: Greenville on Sep 13, 2009 at 11:05 AM
    Does it really matter where we send him sounds like to me where ever it is he is just going to keep killing people and causing innocent people to suffer.....send him to the electric chair where that will not happen again!!
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