Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced an Irvington man who kidnapped and attempted to murder his girlfriend was sentenced today to 25 years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Peter V. Ryan, J.S.C.
Judge Ryan sentenced 42-year-old Michelet Glaude to 25 years. He must serve 21 years before he is eligible for parole under the No Early Release Act.
In November an Essex County jury convicted Glaude of first degree kidnapping, first degree attempted murder, second degree aggravated assault and third degree terroristic threats.
In July 2009, Glaude knocked his 26-year-old ex-girlfriend semi-unconscious, mutilated parts of her body and threw her into the path of oncoming traffic on Route 78 after threatening to kill them both in car crash.
Glaude was furious over their break up, according to Assistant Prosecutor Celeste M. Montesino who tried the case.
“This is a very, very sad case of a woman being horribly victimized but we are satisfied that the sentence imposed by Judge Ryan reflects the Court’s rejection of the defendant’s attempt to excuse his deplorable acts under the guise of being intoxicated. I hope this sentence will bring some closure to the victim,’’ said Assistant Prosecutor Montesino.