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Williamsburg - NYPD Speaks To Friend Of Suspect In Fatal Hit-Run

Published on: March 6, 2013 02:44 PM
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In this March 3, 2013, photo provided by VosIzNeias.com, Orthodox Jewish mourners gather outside the Congregation Yetev Lev D'Satmar synagogue in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood for the funeral of two expectant parents who were killed in a car accident early Sunday, in New Yorkl. (AP Photo/VosIzNeias.com, Eli Wohl)In this March 3, 2013, photo provided by VosIzNeias.com, Orthodox Jewish mourners gather outside the Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar synagogue in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood for the funeral of two expectant parents who were killed in a car accident early Sunday, in New Yorkl. (AP Photo/VosIzNeias.com, Eli Wohl)

Williamsburg - The hunt for an ex-convict wanted in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pregnant woman and her husband was a game of cat and mouse on Wednesday, with police getting word that he wants to surrender even though he remains in hiding.

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Investigators spoke to a friend of Julio Acevedo who told them he has an attorney and is willing to turn himself in to face charges in the crash on Sunday that killed the couple and ultimately their premature son, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told reporters on Wednesday. But police have had no direct contact with Acevedo or a lawyer, he added.

“I don’t know if this is a game or what,” Kelly said. The commissioner added: “We’re actively looking for him. We’re not waiting for him to turn himself in.”

Kelly also knocked down a claim by Acevedo in a phone call to a newspaper that he was fleeing a gunman who was trying to shoot at him when his borrowed speeding BMW slammed into a hired car carrying the couple.

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

The suspect told the Daily News that he fled the scene because he was worried he’d be killed, and claimed he didn’t know the couple had died until he saw it in the news. But Kelly said there were no reports of shots fired in the area at the time of the wreck.

The tragedy unfold shortly after midnight Sunday, when Raizy Glauber, who was seven months pregnant, decided to go to the hospital because she wasn’t feeling well, her family said. 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 a spokesman for the Hasidic Jewish community. About a thousand community members turned out for the young couple’s funeral a day earlier.

Acevedo, 44, 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.

He 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.

How Acevedo came to possess the BMW is under investigation. The registered owner was arrested Sunday on insurance fraud charges related to the vehicle, but the case was deferred.


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 Mar 06, 2013 at 03:06 PM mewhoze Says:

who says they are really talking to him? it could be some nut making believe he is him

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 03:08 PM bennyt Says:

That's a nice story Julio made up about speeding away from someone chasing him with a gun. What probably happened, though, was Julio was as drunk as he was when he was arrested last month for DWI and didn't wan't the police to arrest him again - this time, for manslaughter while DWI. Ain't that the truth Julio????

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 03:10 PM Maven Says:

Ive asked this before,why aren't we bringing out to the public how crazy the laws are designed? the man killed before and served only 10 years.He was arrested for drunk driving about two weeks ago and was let go free even with a lengthy criminal record.

What he did now he will probably get a long prison sentence but it will be only becuase its a high profile case.If this accident would of happened in the Bronx he would probably get only a couple of years.The criminals can only do what they do becuase the law and the judges give them a pass.

To all of you askonim who show your face on TV: PLEASE each time they ask you a few questions make sure to throw in how crazy the system is and ask why the judge let him go free

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 03:26 PM jay Says:

Why 4 days later he didn't turn himself in ?

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 03:29 PM unbeleivable Says:

What a joke our NYPD has become,While this guy is already playing and saying for 4 full days Quote: "I'm willing....I'm planning...to surrender he's talking to anyone besides the NYPD and still they have NO clue where his whereabouts is. What a shame! Er macht literally לצנות from everyone,and of course to the family that suffered their lost! Where's the so called outspoken MAYOR? Where's our so called strict Police commissioner? ITS SIMPLY UNREAL!

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 04:14 PM curious Says:

Willing to turn himself in? So do it!

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 03:35 PM lipa21 Says:

don't understand why they can't trace the location of the calls. this friend s/b arrested for harboring a criminal.

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

obviously he waited all these days to get the drugs and alcohol out of his system, the piece of garbage that he is.

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 05:46 PM Anonymous Says:

His poor wife, lol. She's so sad!!! Wants to bring flowers to the family but she's scared!!! Why would the reporter give her the opportunity to even be interviewed? The media will do anything to fill airtime.

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 Mar 06, 2013 at 08:13 PM BLONDI Says:

he thought he was being chased by a car who was shooting at him....this is your brain on drugs and liquour and narcotics, i presume....hallucination, paranoia, and schizophrenia....

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 Mar 07, 2013 at 01:08 AM flower3 Says:

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bennyt Says:

That's a nice story Julio made up about speeding away from someone chasing him with a gun. What probably happened, though, was Julio was as drunk as he was when he was arrested last month for DWI and didn't wan't the police to arrest him again - this time, for manslaughter while DWI. Ain't that the truth Julio????

yes i was saying the same thing, he was drunk and driving very crazy- that story didnt make since. he is a liar. he is trying to cover himself, i hope the jail swallows him up. thank G-D he is in jail. they have to know this monster is lying. he knew what he did, he probably watch it on the news. he knew what he did. i pray to G-D that they give this idiot was he deserves. never let this punk out of jail never. my prayers goes out to the family. im very sad for the family. i will follow the outcome on this issue.

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