The 46-year-old Brooklyn man convicted earlier this year in the 2013 hit-run crash that killed a pregnant woman, her husband, and ultimately their child, was sentenced Monday to 25 years to life in prison.
Julio Acevedo was driving the speeding BMW that slammed into a livery cab carrying Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, in Williamsburg March 3, 2013, authorities have said. Raizy Glauber, who was seven months pregnant, decided to go to the hospital because she wasn't feeling well, and she and her husband were on the way there in a livery cab when Acevedo hit them at 70 mph.
The couple died that day. Their child was delivered by cesarean section; he weighed only 4 pounds and died a day later of extreme prematurity, the city medical examiner's office said.
The crash with the BMW reduced the cab to a crumpled heap, and Raizy Glauber was thrown from the wreck. The engine ended up in the back seat. The driver of the livery cab was knocked unconscious but was not seriously hurt.
Prosecutors say Acevedo jumped out of his car after the crash, saw the carnage, and fled. He surrendered to police in the parking lot of a Pennsylvania convenience store four days later and was sent back to New York to face charges of criminally negligent homicide and manslaughter, among other offenses. Acevedo faced up to 15 years in prison on the top count, but he received an enhanced sentence because the court deemed him to be a persistent felony offender, based on his history.
Acevedo served about a decade in prison in the 1990s for manslaughter after he was convicted of shooting Kelvin Martin, a Brooklyn criminal whose moniker "50 Cent" was the inspiration for rapper Curtis Jackson's stage name.
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said in a statement following Monday's sentencing that he hoped it could bring a modicum of solace to the families of those killed.
"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," Thompson said.