(NEW YORK) — Julio Acevedo, the ex-con wanted in the hit-and-run death of a New York City couple and their baby, surrendered to police in Pennsylvania Wednesday, four days after the fatal high-speed crash.
Acevedo will be extradited to New York, where he will be charged with the deaths of Nachman and Raizy Glaube, both 21, and their baby son.
He is accused of driving his car into the livery cab carrying Nachman Glauber and his pregnant wife around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. They were on their way to a hospital.
Nachman Glauber died instantly and Raizy Glauber and their unborn child were rushed to an emergency room. The mother died after delivering the baby boy via C-section.
The premature 7-month-old weighed only 4 pounds when delivered. He initially appeared viable, but died Monday morning.
The BMW Acevedo is accused of driving is believed to have hit the Glaubers’ vehicle with enough force that it knocked the car’s engine into its backseat.
Acevedo, 44, was on the run from authorities for four days, but managed to twice speak with reporters, telling them on Tuesday that he would soon turn himself in.
“This why I am willing to turn myself in, because my heart goes out to all of those people that’s feeling like I’m so much of a bad guy, and I’m really not,” he said. “I did not know that occurred until I seen the news. Once I seen the news, I said I have to get my attorney ready before I turn myself in.”
He told WABC he was fleeing gunfire when the accident occurred. Police have not yet found any evidence of gunshots.
Acevedo is a career criminal convicted of manslaughter in 1987 and arrested for drunk driving as recently as last month.
The Glaubers were members of a tight-knit Orthodox Jewish community and lived in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
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