Man sentenced to 25 years after killing Jewish family in hit-and-run accident

The victims were members of an Orthodox Jewish enclave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and were on the way to the hospital.

By REUTERS
April 14, 2015 09:45
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New York City police officers escort accused hit-and-run driver Julio Acevedo (C) as they leave a New York Police Precinct to Kings County Criminal Court in Brooklyn, New York March 7, 2013. . (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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A New York City man was sentenced to a prison term of 25 years to life on Monday over a fatal 2013 hit-and-run car crash that killed a young Orthodox Jewish family, prosecutors said.

Julio Acevedo, 46, was convicted over the collision that killed Raizy and Nachman Glauber, 21, and their premature infant, the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office said in a statement.

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The victims were members of an Orthodox Jewish enclave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and were on the way to the hospital in Mar. 2013 when their taxi was hit broadside by a gray BMW sedan, police said. The BMW driver fled the scene on foot.

The baby was delivered by Cesarean section at Bellevue Hospital, where the mother had been pronounced dead on arrival, but died the following day, officials said.

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, the district attorney's office said.

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