JUST 3½ YEARS FOR DWI KILLER
By KEVIN FASICK and ALEX GINSBERG, NY Post
An illegal immigrant -- already under suspicion for a 2006 murder -- will serve as little as 3½ years for drunkenly killing two women in Queens after pleading guilty yesterday in the deadly crash.
Daryush Omar, 25, admitted that he was blitzed, with a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit, when he ran a red light and smashed into a livery cab in Astoria, Queens, in November.
The crash killed cabdriver Bessy Velasquez, 41, of Brooklyn, and her passenger, Panayiota Demetriou, 30, an aspiring child psychologist, of Astoria, just days shy of earning her doctorate.
Velasquez left behind two teenage daughters.
Omar, faces between 3½ and 10 years for vehicular manslaughter, and will be deported back to Afghanistan after prison.