WILLIAMSBURG — A man who killed a newlywed Hasidic couple and their premature baby boy in a hit-and-run has been convicted of manslaughter, officials said.
Julio Acevedo, 46, was convicted of second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident without reporting the crash that killed Nathan Glauber, 21, and his pregnant wife Raizy, 21, on March 3, 2013.
Acevedo was driving his BMW on Kent Avenue at about 70 miles per hour when he crashed into a livery cab, where the couple was sitting in the backseat.
Raizy, who was seven months pregnant, was on the way to the hospital due to pregnancy complications. Their son Tanchem was delivered alive but died the next day, officials said.
After the crash, Acevedo fled the scene, officials said. He was arrested in Pennsylvania shortly after and pleaded not guilty to the crime.
Acevedo could be sentenced up to 15 years for the crime but may receive a life sentence due to his criminal past, which includes a previous conviction for manslaughter for shooting a Brooklyn man.
Acevedo's attorney Scott Brettschneider did not immediately respond to request for comment.
Brettschneider told the Daily News that he planned to appeal the case, calling the verdict "disjointed."
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson commended the jury for the verdict in a statement.
"A beautiful innocent family lost their lives because Julio Acevedo chose to drive recklessly on the streets of Brooklyn," he said.
"This was a tragedy. Almost two years later, we were able to get justice."