Suspect Faces Homicide Charges in Fatal Hit-and-Run
The suspect faces homicide charge for allegedly killing a young couple and their premature newborn in a hit-and-run crash last Sunday has been charged with one count of criminally negligent homicide, three counts of assault and leaving the scene of an accident, according to the Associated Press.
Julio Acevedo, 44, was arraigned on Thursday night after surrendering to authorities in Pennsylvania Wednesday. A judge suspended Acevedo’s driver’s license at the hearing.
He is charged in relation to an accident that killed Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21. She was seven months pregnant, and she and her husband were on their way to see a doctor in Brooklyn in a livery car that was struck broadside by a BMW driven by Acevedo.
The Glaubers both died. Their infant was delivered by cesarean section, but died.
Acevedo was originally charged with one count of vehicular manslaughter. But later on Thursday, the district attorney’s office changed the charge to criminally negligencv homicide, AP reported. Prosecutors declined to say why they changed the charge.
In press interviews, Acevedo has said that he was scared and fleeing a gunman and didn’t realize anyone had died in his collision.
The judge at the arraignment also issued a protection order to the livery driver who was driving the Glaubers, who were members of Williamsburg’s tight-knit Orthodox Jewish community.