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New York - Suspect In Deadly NYC Crash Yet To Surrender

Published on: March 6, 2013 07:53 AM
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A person walks towards the graves of Nathan and Raizy Glauber, at the Satmar Cemetery 2 in Kiryas Joel, New York, Monday, March 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)A person walks towards the graves of Nathan and Raizy Glauber, at the Satmar Cemetery 2 in Kiryas Joel, New York, Monday, March 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

New York - Police worked through the night searching for a man suspected of driving the car that killed a pregnant woman, her husband and ultimately their child in a wreckage-strewn crash as members of their community offered a $15,000 reward.

Police on Tuesday said they’d had no contact with Julio Acevedo, 44, and early Wednesday he’d still not turned himself in although a friend said he planned to surrender.

“We are still looking to apprehend him,” police spokesman Paul Browne said. “We have no information that he is going to surrender.”

Acevedo told the Daily News of New York Tuesday that he was speeding away from a gunman who was trying to shoot at him early Sunday when the accident with a hired car happened in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

The car was carrying Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21. They died Sunday and their premature son died on Monday.

Members of the couple’s Hasidic Jewish community have offered a $15,000 reward for information leading to Acevedo’s capture and called for murder charges to be filed.

Acevedo told the Daily News that he fled the scene because he was worried he’d be killed and didn’t know the couple had died until he saw it in newspapers.

“My heart goes out to them,” Acevedo told the newspaper Tuesday in a phone call arranged by a friend, Derrick Hamilton. “I didn’t know they died until I saw the news.”

Hamilton said Acevedo was running for his life after the crash, and called it a terrible accident. He told The Associated Press that Acevedo was meeting with a lawyer and that they were going to arrange for Acevedo to turn himself in.

Police said Acevedo was in a BMW going at least 60 mph when he crashed. The hired car had a stop sign; it’s not clear if the driver stopped.

Acevedo was arrested last month on a charge of driving while under the influence, and the case is pending. He was stopped by police after they said he was driving erratically around 3 a.m. Feb. 17. He had a blood-alcohol level of .13, over the limit of .08, police said.

Acevedo served about a decade in prison in the 1990s for manslaughter after he was convicted of shooting Kelvin Martin, a Brooklyn criminal whose moniker “50 Cent” was the inspiration for rapper Curtis Jackson’s current stage name. Neighbors said his mother lived in the same building, but she did not answer her door.

Shortly after midnight Sunday, Raizy Glauber, who was seven months pregnant, wasn’t feeling well, so the couple decided to go to the hospital, said Sara Glauber, Nachman Glauber’s cousin. They called a livery cab, a hired car that is arranged via telephone, not hailed off the street like a yellow cab.

The crash with the BMW reduced the cab to a crumpled heap, and Raizy Glauber was thrown from the wreck. The engine ended up in the back seat. The driver of the livery cab was knocked unconscious but was not seriously hurt.

The couple belonged to a close-knit ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, which is home to the largest community of ultra-Orthodox Jews outside Israel, more than 250,000. They were members of the Satmar Hasidic sect. Raizy Glauber grew up in a prominent rabbinical family. Her husband was studying at a rabbinical college; his family founded a line of clothing for Orthodox Jews.

The child was delivered by cesarean section after his parents were killed. The baby weighed only about 4 pounds when he was delivered, neighbors and friends said. He died of extreme prematurity, the city medical examiner’s office said.

The baby was buried Monday near his parents’ graves, according to Isaac Abraham, a spokesman for the Hasidic Jewish community. About a thousand community members turned out for the young couple’s funeral a day earlier.

How Acevedo came to possess the BMW is under investigation. The registered owner, Takia Walker, was arrested Sunday on insurance fraud charges in a scam involving the car, police said, but the Bronx district attorney’s office said Tuesday that the case was deferred. Walker was not involved in the crash. A telephone number listed for her rang unanswered.


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 Mar 06, 2013 at 08:06 AM heyward Says:

It would be wise to keep this monster of our streets.

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 08:22 AM Moone Says:

Who exactly in the community is calling for murder charges to be filed? I don't think so

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 08:49 AM Anonymous Says:

Maybe he will be killed in a police shoot out when they come to arrest him.

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 09:17 AM ExpatriateOwl Says:

Police looking for suspect? Suspect's socioethnic community does not cooperate in bringing the suspect to justice? Suspect's socioethnic community covers up for suspect?

Who are the Satmars to complain about it?

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 09:23 AM Anonymous Says:

I don't believe that the guy that spoke to the Daily News was Acevedo, or he would already be in police custody. Acevedo got into a car and left NY that night - that's why it's 4 days and the NYPD still doesn't have him yet.

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 10:39 AM israelit Says:

נורא ואיום!!! גזירת שמיים חמורה!!

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 10:49 AM Anonymous Says:

i have a feeling this guys on the run trying to cross the border into mexico and this "feeling bad" and surrender bs talk is to throw nypd off his trail

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 11:27 AM Ostrich Says:

Reply to #4  
ExpatriateOwl Says:

Police looking for suspect? Suspect's socioethnic community does not cooperate in bringing the suspect to justice? Suspect's socioethnic community covers up for suspect?

Who are the Satmars to complain about it?

and who are you to spout blanketed hate on a socioethnic community you have no clue of.. and never will,

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 12:40 PM Raphael_Kaufman Says:

Reply to #1  
heyward Says:

It would be wise to keep this monster of our streets.

The guy may not be a candidate for "Citizen of the Year" but he doesn't sound like a monster to me. If I knew that a bunch of strangely dressed, non-aculturated fanatics were howling for my blood, I'd be hiding out too. In any event, it was the cab driver blowing the stop sign that was the proximate cause of the collision.

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 12:52 PM ExpatriateOwl Says:

Ostrich (#8): Get your head out of the sand!

I have no "hate" for the Satmars. But I do believe that it is entirely within bounds to observe that they have been involved in cover-ups analogous to the one now effectively being perpetuated upon them.

And I also believe that it is entirely within bounds to observe that just as the owner of the BMW committed insurance fraud in connection with her acquisition of the car, so, too, have some members of the Satmar community been involved in insurance fraud schemes, with the Satmar community attempting to cover for them.

Mida K'Neged Mida!

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 03:16 PM Anonymous Says:

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Raphael_Kaufman Says:

The guy may not be a candidate for "Citizen of the Year" but he doesn't sound like a monster to me. If I knew that a bunch of strangely dressed, non-aculturated fanatics were howling for my blood, I'd be hiding out too. In any event, it was the cab driver blowing the stop sign that was the proximate cause of the collision.

Nobody was howling for his blood by the accident. The only reason why people are mad is because he ran away.

We do not know if the Taxi stopped, but we do know that the BMW was speeding.

Stop playing devil's advocate.

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 04:35 PM happynow Says:

ExpatriateOwl i wish u get mida k'neged mida for talking like this on your own jewish brothers!! samtmar is an amazing kehilla , if not for the divrei yoel you wouldnt be standing here now!!!
if you have the nerve to say such a thing i hope hashem pays you back well for this.
you dont deserve to be part of us yiden.
go look for a differant way of living!
yiden dont talk like you!!

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 04:43 PM Anonymous Says:

1. Absolutely no personal and/or ad hominem attacks against any group or individual
how did vus is neis let ExpatriateOwl talk like this???????

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 04:55 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10  
ExpatriateOwl Says:

Ostrich (#8): Get your head out of the sand!

I have no "hate" for the Satmars. But I do believe that it is entirely within bounds to observe that they have been involved in cover-ups analogous to the one now effectively being perpetuated upon them.

And I also believe that it is entirely within bounds to observe that just as the owner of the BMW committed insurance fraud in connection with her acquisition of the car, so, too, have some members of the Satmar community been involved in insurance fraud schemes, with the Satmar community attempting to cover for them.

Mida K'Neged Mida!

ExpatriateOwl im glad youre not part of us satmar people.
our people have nicer middos and dont talk like this

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 05:00 PM happynow Says:

Reply to #10  
ExpatriateOwl Says:

Ostrich (#8): Get your head out of the sand!

I have no "hate" for the Satmars. But I do believe that it is entirely within bounds to observe that they have been involved in cover-ups analogous to the one now effectively being perpetuated upon them.

And I also believe that it is entirely within bounds to observe that just as the owner of the BMW committed insurance fraud in connection with her acquisition of the car, so, too, have some members of the Satmar community been involved in insurance fraud schemes, with the Satmar community attempting to cover for them.

Mida K'Neged Mida!

mida kneged mida???
what do u mean by this???
talk nice!

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 05:05 PM Renegade Says:

I hope they're looking for him in the southwest / at the Mexican border because they sure aren't going to find him in Brooklyn...

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 05:14 PM happynow Says:

Reply to #10  
ExpatriateOwl Says:

Ostrich (#8): Get your head out of the sand!

I have no "hate" for the Satmars. But I do believe that it is entirely within bounds to observe that they have been involved in cover-ups analogous to the one now effectively being perpetuated upon them.

And I also believe that it is entirely within bounds to observe that just as the owner of the BMW committed insurance fraud in connection with her acquisition of the car, so, too, have some members of the Satmar community been involved in insurance fraud schemes, with the Satmar community attempting to cover for them.

Mida K'Neged Mida!

3] Let’s try to act more bekavod-dik of people. Everyone is a tzelem Elokim. Let’s reflect that in every post.
this is part of the rules

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