Julio Acevedo arraigned in hit-and-run that killed Orthodox couple
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BROOKLYN - Julio Acevedo has been arraigned in the hit-and-run deaths of an expectant couple and their child.
Acevedo was arraigned Thursday in state Supreme Court in Brooklyn and ordered held without bail. He is charged with one count of vehicular manslaughter, three counts of leaving the scene of an accident, and three counts of criminally negligent homicide.
Acevedo turned himself in to authorities in Bethlehem, Penn. yesterday after four days on the lam. Detectives say he was behind the wheel of a BMW that struck the livery cab carrying 21-year-olds Nathan and Raizy Glauber in Williamsburg on Sunday. Their child was born prematurely after the accident, but died the next day.
Acevedo had spoken to media outlets before his surrender, saying that he fled the scene of the crash because he was being shot at. Police say there were no reports of gunfire in the area at the time.
Acevedo has a criminal history that includes a previous conviction for manslaughter.