(JTA) – The driver of a car that killed a young Chasidic couple in Brooklyn was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
Julio Acevedo 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. He was sentenced Monday in Brooklyn Supreme Court.
Acevedo was speeding through the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at nearly 70 miles per hour when the BMW he was driving plowed into a livery cab that was transporting Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, to the hospital early on March 3.
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 crash and was apprehended several days later in Pennsylvania.