Suspect Processed at 78th Precinct: Julio Acevedo Arrested for Killing an Orthodox Couple in Hit-and-Run

Acevedo was formally charged late Thursday at Brooklyn Supreme Court with vehicular manslaughter, causing death of child passenger, leaving the acene of an accident, and criminal negligent homicide.


The suspect in the hit-and-run on Kent Avenue that left an Orthodox couple and their unborn baby dead on March 3, was formally charged with vehicular manslaughter, causing death of child passenger, leaving the scene of an accident, and criminal negligent homicide, the NYPD said in a statement.

According to the statement from the police, Julio Acevedo was apprehended March 6 during an arranged surrender in the parking lot of a minimart on Hellertown Road in Bethlehem, PA. Acevedo waived his right to an extradition hearing and was brought back to New York on Thursday by the NYPD.

Thursday night, Acevedo, 44, was processed at the 78th Precinct in Park Slope and then brought to Brooklyn Supreme Court.

The reasoning behind processing him in Park Slope, a police source told Patch, was because the NYPD wanted to process him in a neighborhood where his alleged crime did not occur.

“There’s a lot of emotion in Williamsburg right now,” the source said.

According to News 12 Brooklyn, Acevedo was arraigned in Brooklyn Supreme Court late Thursday night after he was processed in the 78th Precinct.

According to the police, the full charges against Acevedo are as follows:

  • 1 count of Vehicular Manslaughter 1: Cause Death of Child Passenger
  • 3 counts of Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • 3 counts of Criminally Negligent Homicide

According to police reports, cops responded to a 911 call at around 12:10 a.m. about a car accident on Kent Avenue and Wilson Street, within the confines of the 90th Precinct March 3.

Upon arrival to the scene, police officers found a two-car accident with a married Orthodox Jewish couple, who was pregnant, injured on the scene. 

After further investigation, police found that a black 2008 Toyota Camry (livery cab) carrying the couple was traveling westbound on Wilson Street at Kent Avenue when a grey 2010 BMW, allegedly driven by Acevedo, traveling northbound on Kent struck the cab on the driver’s side. Upon impact, the male driver and an another occupant of the BMW fled the scene on foot, leaving the vehicle behind.

EMS also responded to the location and transported the cab driver to Bellevue Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

However, the rear seat occupants, a 21-year-old man and wife were brought to Beth Israel Hospital and Bellevue Hospital, respectively. Nathan Glauber and his wife Raizi, who was pregnant, were both pronounced dead at the hospital. Subsequently, Raizi had delivered a premature infant boy upon treatment at Bellevue Hospital, but he died the next day.

fit4ufor3rd March 08, 2013 at 07:36 PM
fry him
Gregg March 10, 2013 at 12:55 AM
Funny how they charge this guy with vehicular manslaughter for killing 2 Hasidics with a vehicle while they refused to charge the Hasidic guy, Yosef Lifsh with vehicular manslaughter for killing Gavin Cato with a vehicle. Oh, wait: Lifsh was in the Lubavitch "Rebbe's procession" when he mowed down the kid, Gavin Cato, crushing his little body against the wall of a building. Then Lifsh fled to Israel, hours later. Why the double standard, NYPD?
Patti March 11, 2013 at 07:35 PM
This is what wikepedia says: August 19, 1991, after the child of Guyanese immigrants was accidentally struck and killed by an automobile in the motorcade of Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe.


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