Suspect arrested in death of Brooklyn Hassidic couple and baby

Ultra-orthodox Jews in Brooklyn. A couple from the Satmar Hasidic community was killed in a car crash Sunday. The woman's unborn baby was saved via C-section but later died. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( The suspect in the hit-and-run killing of Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, has surrendered to police. Julio Acevedo was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of an accident and is being held without bail.

Acevedo is accused of driving in Brooklyn Sunday at 60 miles per hour and hitting a taxi in which the Hassidic couple was on its way to the hospital because the pregnant Raizy was feeling ill. Both Nachman and Raizy were killed. The baby was delivered via c-section in the hospital, but died hours later. Acevedo said he was speeding because he was running away from gunshots. 

A friend of Acevedo arranged his surrender by meeting police at New York’s Grand Central Terminal and taking them to Acevedo who was located about 80 miles away. Authorities discovered that Acevedo already has a record. He was previously arrested on a charge of driving while under the influence, and was imprisoned for 10 years in the 1990s for manslaughter. He had been convicted of shooting a Brooklyn criminal who called himself 50 Cent. That name inspired rapper Curtis Jackson’s stage name.

“We in the community hope that today is Acevedo's last day that he sees daylight for the rest of his life,” said Isaac Abraham, a spokesman for the Satmar Hassidic community, according to Haaretz.

Posted on March 7, 2013 .