Man pleads guilty in murder of Hopewell cab driver; sentenced to life in prison

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — One of the suspects accused in the murder of a Hopewell cab driver has accepted a plea deal.

Dyshawn Simpson plead guilty of first degree murder. Simpson was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the murder.

Simpson’s other charges were dropped. He was originally charged with first degree murder, abduction, malicious wounding and arson.

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Alisa DeJesus, who is also charged in the murder, is set for a jury trial in December.

Stay with 8News for continuing coverage of this developing story.

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