A Brooklyn judge threw the book at a man convicted of crashing into a Williamsburg couple and killing them and their unborn baby, giving him at least 10 extra years to think about what he did.
Julio Acevedo must serve at least 25 years to life in prison for his crimes, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Neil Firetog decided. He faced only faced 15 years in prison on the top count of manslaughter, but Firetog deemed him a persistent felon and sentenced him to the extra time, and local pols said the judge made the right call.
“Today’s sentence shows our determination to get justice for Nathan and Raizy Glauber, and their son, Tanchem, whom the defendant killed by driving recklessly and then just walked away,” said District Attorney Ken Thompson. “Hopefully, it will help in some way to bring solace to their families.”
The young couple was in a cab on their way to the hospital to get Raizy Glauber, who was several months pregnant and in pain, checked out.
Acevedo was speeding at about 70 miles an hour down Kent Avenue early on the morning of March 3, 2013 when he crashed into the cab at Wilson Avenue, prosecutors said. The newlyweds died, and the cabbie suffered minor injuries. Medical personnel delivered the baby and he survived for a day before succumbing, according to reports.
Acevedo hopped out of his car momentarily to view the carnage, then fled, the District Attorney’s Office said. Police arrested him in Pennsylvania four days later.
Acevedo’s lengthy criminal history, including a manslaughter rap for the 1987 killing of stickup artist Kelvin “50 Cent” Martin, whose nickname the famed rapper took for his own.
Acevedo’s attorney Scott Brettschneider said he will request an appeal.