NEW YORK—The man suspected for killing a couple and their unborn baby in a hit-and-run car crash in Brooklyn turned himself in Bethlehem, Penn., the New York Police Department told CNN.
Julian Acevedo, 44, allegedly crashed into a livery cab at 60 mph on Sunday, Mar. 3, killing Nathan and Raizy Glauber, both 21, as well as their unborn child. The couple was on their way to the hospital because Ms. Glauber “wasn’t feeling well,” Sarah Gluck, Ms. Glauber’s cousin, told CNN.
Police told CNN that Acevedo fled the scene on foot. In the days following the crash, Acevedo made several contacts with the media, relaying his intention to 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,” Acevedo said in a phone call with the media arranged by his friend. “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.”
A video of Acevedo turning himself in was posted on WFMZ. Acevedo, wearing a light blue hooded sweatshirt is handcuffed next to a silver unmarked SUV in a crowded parking lot and then driven off.
Acevedo’s wife spoke to Eyewitness news on Wednesday.
“Me and my family and friends would like to bring flowers to the site, to offer my condolences to the Glauber family. I’m afraid, afraid for my safety and my family’s safety,” Acevedo told Eyewitness News.
The couple came from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn. Approximately a thousand community members attended the funeral on Sunday, according to ABC.
“He doesn’t fill in any blanks for them,” Isaac Abraham, a family spokesman, told ABC. “Those blanks that are there, the void that he left is not being filled up by Mr. Julio’s arrest.”