By Paula Katinas
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Five days before the criminal charges against suspect Julio Acevedo were upped to manslaughter in the hit-run deaths of a young husband and wife in Williamsburg, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes appeared on a radio show hosted by Councilman David Greenfield (D-Borough park-Bensonhurst) and vowed that there would be no plea deal in the case.
Hynes vowed to seek the maximum penalty in the tragic incident that claimed the lives of Nachman and Raizy Glauber and their unborn child earlier this month in Williamsburg.
Hynes appeared on Greenfield’s show on March 14. On March 19, it was announced that additional charges of second degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide had been added to the list of charges Acevedo was indicted on.
Acevedo was indicted March 12 on charges of leaving the scene of an incident without reporting where death results.
Hynes promised Greenfield that his office will take every step possible to deliver justice for the family and community. “Without any reservations, this case will be tried. If there is a conviction, yes [we will seek] the maximum,” Hynes told the councilman. “I am committed to trying this case, and if he is convicted I am committed to asking for the maximum sentence, which is 25 years to life,” Hynes said.
“I truly appreciated District Attorney Hynes for his commitment to trying this case instead of offering a plea deal and to seeking justice for the Glauber family,” Greenfield said.
Hynes also agreed to work with Greenfield and other legislators to help push for passage of a bill in Albany sponsored by state Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-southern Brooklyn) and Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz (D-Sheepshead Bay) that would increase penalties for drivers who leave the scene of an accident, including those that cause death. The bill passed the senate but remains stalled in the assembly.
Greenfield hosts a weekly radio show on 620AM radio, the Talkline Communications Network, on Thursday nights at 7 p.m.