Brooklyn DA Kenneth “Ken” Thompson asked for the especially harsh (but likely justified) sentence. Thompson has sought harsh penalties for non-Jewish criminals who have preyed on the haredi community, but has conversely sought light sentences, some with no prison time at all, for haredi criminals who exploited, molested or assaulted other haredim.
Above: Nathan and Raizy Glauber
Ex-Con Gets 25-Years-To-Life In Hit And Run Deaths Of Hasidic Couple, Unborn Child
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Julio Acevedo, a 46-year-old ex-con who killed Nathan and Raizy Glauber and their unborn child in a horrific hit-and-run accident in Brooklyn in March 2013, was sentenced to 25-years-to-life in prison yesterday, the Daily News reported.
The Glaubers were both 21-years-old and expecting their first child. They on their way to a local hospital in a livery cab when the cab was struck by Acevedo, who was speeding.
Acevedo “forfeited his right to be part of our community,” New York State Supreme Court Justice Neil Firetog said when sentencing him, citing Acevedo’s long list of criminal convictions and noting that Acevedo fled the scene without calling for help.
Brooklyn DA Kenneth “Ken” Thompson asked for the especially harsh sentence. Thompson has sought harsh penalties for non-Jewish criminals who have preyed on the haredi community, but has conversely sought light sentences, some with no prison time at all, for haredi criminals who exploited, molested or assaulted other haredim.
“Defendant is a menace, he’s a danger to society,. Everybody will be safer with you in jail where you belong,” Assistant District Attorney Gayle Dampf said in open court.
In 1987, Acevedo was convicted of killing an infamous drug dealer known as “the Original 50 Cent.” The conviction was overturned nine years later after Acevedo’s attorney, Scott Brettschneider, argued Acevedo had only been convicted because prosecutors hid testimony from a man who testified in a different case that he had kidnapped Acevedo and forced him to commit the Original 50 Cent shooting – just like Acevedo had maintained from the moment police arrested him. Rather than face a new trial, Acevedo pleaded guilty and was released based on the nine years he had already served in prison.
“If anybody has any right not to have confidence in the criminal justice system, it’s Mr. Acevedo,” Brettschneider said yesterday about Acevedo’s decision to flee the scene of the Glauber accident.
At yesterday’s hearing, Acevedo apologized.
“I am remorseful,” Acevedo said. “It was an accident.”