The suspect in the Brooklyn hit-and-run crash that killed a young Hasidic couple and their premature son has waived extradition in Pennsylvania and is coming back to New York.
Julio Acevedo has been on the run since early Sunday morning when he allegedly crashed his borrowed BMW into a livery cab carrying the young couple in Williamsburg, Brooklyn the fled on foot. Nathan and Raizy Glauber were on their way to the hospital when the accident happened. Raizy Glauber, who was six-months pregnant, had been experiencing pains. Their child initially survived but died the next day.
In a surrender brokered by friend Derrick Hamilton, Acevedo, 44, met police in a convenience store parking lot near Bethlehem wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, trying to hide his face from cameras. Hamilton – who met police at Grand Central Terminal and drove with them to Pennsylvania – will not face charges.
Acevedo said nothing as he was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of an accident and was ordered held without bail overnight in a Bethlehem jail. He later told Judge Wayne Maura of the Lehigh District court that he had finished the 11th grade, was unemployed and lived in Brooklyn.
Leaders in the couple’s Orthodox Jewish community are calling for Acevedo to face murder charges.
Acevedo – who has a long rap sheet which includes a conviction for manslaughter, drug and robbery charges – was arrested last month on charges of driving under the influence.