(NEW YORK) — The suspect in the hit-and-run death of a Brooklyn couple and their unborn baby has a lengthy criminal history, including manslaughter and drunk driving, police said Tuesday.
Cops say Julio Acevedo, 44, fled on foot after slamming his BMW into the couple’s livery cab early on Sunday morning instantly killing Nachman Glauber, and sending wife Raziel and their unborn child to the emergency room.
Raziel died after delivering the baby via C-section. The baby boy, just seven months old, briefly survived the ordeal, but died Monday morning.
Acevedo was identified by at least one witness who helped him out of the wreckage of his car and was snapped by a photographer when he returned to the scene in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, police told ABC News.
Police believe Acevedo briefly hid out at a friend’s home before fleeing the area, according to WABC-TV.
As the dragnet expands, new details about Acevedo’s past have emerged.
Acevedo was convicted of manslaughter in 1989 for the shooting death of Kelvin “50 Cent” Marvin two years earlier, according to court records. He was also convicted of robbery and drug possession. The rapper 50 Cent took his name from Marvin’s sobriquet.
Acevedo was released in 1998.
In 2002 he was convicted and served three years supervised probation for possession of a firearm.
As recently as Feb. 17, Acevedo was arrested for drunk driving in Brooklyn and was found to have twice the legal limit of alcohol following a breath test, police confirmed.
Just after midnight on Sunday, the Glaubers were on their way to a hospital to meet Raizel’s doctor after the first-time mother complained she was not feeling well.
The car they were in was hit with so much force, the engine of the livery car ended up in the backseat, where the pregnant woman was sitting.
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