The man responsible for the death of an Orthodox Jewish couple and their son in a car crash early Sunday says he will turn himself in once he has enough money to pay for a lawyer. Julio Acevedo is the prime suspect in the killing of Nachman and Raizel Glauber .
As NY Daily News reports, Acevedo spent eight years in prison for shooting a man to death in Brooklyn in 1987. He’s thought to be the man behind the wheel of a BMW was speeding down Kent Ave. in Brooklyn at 60mph on Sunday. The vehicle smashed into a livery cab that was taking the young Jewish couple to hospital.
Acevedo told friends he was out for a joyride through a residential part of Williamsburg when he spotted an old nemesis. The rival began chasing him and Acevedo slammed his foot down on the gas, and soon after smashed into the young couple’s livery car near Wilson St. The Glaubers, both 21, weren’t wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, cops said.
The cab driver, Pedro Nunez, survived with minor injuries. Acevedo’s mother, who lives in Brooklyn, said she has no contact with her estranged son. “I know why you are here. You are here for my son. He doesn’t live here,” the sobbing woman said from inside her apartment at the Farragut Houses.
Nachman and Raizel Glauber, both 21, were an expectant couple but didn’t survive the crash. Their baby was delivered alive but died early Monday morning. He was supposed to be named after his father but was buried with his parents in a cemetery in Kryas Joel, Orange County.