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Raleigh man sentenced for killing Duke nurse in crash

Posted March 24, 2010

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— A Raleigh man pleaded guilty Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter for causing a fatal wreck on Dec. 2 that killed a nurse who was on her way to work.

Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens sentenced Aleksey Glazunov, 25, of 3521 Piedmont Drive, to 13 to 16 months in jail. The maximum he could have received was 50 months. He must also pay $17,634 in restitution.

Glazunov was passing another vehicle on Skycrest Drive when he lost control and slammed head-on into a car being driven by Teresa Bagley Weintraub, police said.

Weintraub, 57, was on her way to work at Duke Raleigh Hospital when she died, police said.

Weintraub's brother, son and a friend read emotional statements to the court Wednesday while Glazunov stared straight ahead.

"Although no penalty will bring back my sister, maybe someone else's life will be spared in the future," Weintraub's brother, Rick Bagley, said.

Weintraub's son, Kevin Weintraub, called her "an angel on Earth."

"She was taken from us too soon because of your carelessness," Weintraub's friend Sheila Chapel said.

Glazunov apologized to the family and said he would carry her death with him for the rest of his life.

Police originally charged Glazunov with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and aggressive driving, but added the charge of involuntary manslaughter after looking at his driving record, which showed a history of speeding violations.

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  • rhoda_penmark Mar 25, 2010

    According to Wake County Tax records, this guy became the owner of a $ 122,000. house in July of 2005. If WRAL's reporting is correct, he would have been 20 years old. It is obvious that he has "family money" whether or not he is hiding it, and this woman's survivors should sue him in civil court for the loss that he caused.

  • CrewMax Mar 24, 2010

    Another angel taken from this earth.

  • Retired nurse Mar 24, 2010

    My understanding was this man was DUI!! I do not understand how 1 person gets a few months and another gets YEARS in prison!! Where is the justice in this, 1 life is just as important as another, my example would be the Blackwell man who hit and killed the small Dail child several years ago!!! He got several years but then this man gets a few months??? I guess it depends on who you are and whether you can pay your way out of the mess or not!!!

  • shortcake53 Mar 24, 2010

    Another station just said he would be out on work release so he could pay restitution. Who is gonna drive him to work???

  • oyid Mar 24, 2010

    Ridiculous sentence...no wonder these incidents continue to occur with frequency. 13 months?

  • Adelinthe Mar 24, 2010

    And by the way, if he's had several tickets for aggressive driving and speeding, why'd he still have a license???

    That needs to be changed.

    Three strikes and you lose your license for a year.

    God bless.

    RB

  • shortcake53 Mar 24, 2010

    I dont understand his light sentence. I know someone who was involved in an accident that had a fatality, and got sentenced to 13 years, not months. Is his a typo? The accidents were very similar, so I dont get why his sentence is so much less.

  • Adelinthe Mar 24, 2010

    "Glazunov apologized to the family and said he would carry her death with him for the rest of his life."

    So will those who loved her; they'll miss her daily far more than he will.

    "Police originally charged Glazunov with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and aggressive driving, but added the charge of involuntary manslaughter after looking at his driving record, which showed a history of speeding violations."

    AMEN, AND AMEN!!!

    Which shows this guy has difficulty learning new lessons.

    Praying he's learned this time, we can only hope.

    God bless.

    RB

  • Garnerian Mar 24, 2010

    there is no harsher punishment than waking up everyday knowing you took the life of someone, especially in an accident. Everyone on here is one split second from messing up and taking a life when we get out on the road. It was involentary not intentional. I feel sad for both sides.

  • raggy831 Mar 24, 2010

    no taco pable: sorry that you have had to go through the death of your wife, the person should have been punished some how

    commonsense4: I use my signal all the time, it's not like I was the one that was speeding and ran into someone...as a matter of fact I have not had a ticket and I have been driving for almost 40 years

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