(JTA) — The driver of a car in an accident that killed a young Hasidic couple in Brooklyn was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
Julio Acevedo, 46, was sentenced Monday in New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn. He was convicted in February of two counts of second-degree manslaughter, one count of criminally negligent homicide and two counts of leaving the scene of an incident without reporting.
Acevedo was speeding through the streets of the New York borough’s Williamsburg section at nearly 70 miles per hour when his BMW plowed into a livery cab that was transporting Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, to the hospital early on March 3, according to reports.
Raizy Glauber was pregnant with the couple’s first child, which briefly survived an emergency C-section. The Glaubers were killed instantly.
Acevedo fled the scene of the accident and was apprehended several days later in Pennsylvania.