Raleigh man sentenced for killing Duke nurse in crash
Posted March 24, 2010 10:44 a.m. EDT
Updated March 24, 2010 5:06 p.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.