Suspect Processed at 78th Precinct: Julio Acevedo Arrested for Killing an Orthodox Couple in Hit-and-Run

Acevedo was formally charged late Thursday at Brooklyn Supreme Court with vehicular manslaughter, causing death of child passenger, leaving the acene of an accident, and criminal negligent homicide.


The suspect in the hit-and-run on Kent Avenue that left an Orthodox couple and their unborn baby dead on March 3, was formally charged with vehicular manslaughter, causing death of child passenger, leaving the scene of an accident, and criminal negligent homicide, the NYPD said in a statement.

According to the statement from the police, Julio Acevedo was apprehended March 6 during an arranged surrender in the parking lot of a minimart on Hellertown Road in Bethlehem, PA. Acevedo waived his right to an extradition hearing and was brought back to New York on Thursday by the NYPD.

Thursday night, Acevedo, 44, was processed at the 78th Precinct in Park Slope and then brought to Brooklyn Supreme Court.

The reasoning behind processing him in Park Slope, a police source told Patch, was because the NYPD wanted to process him in a neighborhood where his alleged crime did not occur.

“There’s a lot of emotion in Williamsburg right now,” the source said.

According to News 12 Brooklyn, Acevedo was arraigned in Brooklyn Supreme Court late Thursday night after he was processed in the 78th Precinct.

According to the police, the full charges against Acevedo are as follows:

  • 1 count of Vehicular Manslaughter 1: Cause Death of Child Passenger
  • 3 counts of Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • 3 counts of Criminally Negligent Homicide

According to police reports, cops responded to a 911 call at around 12:10 a.m. about a car accident on Kent Avenue and Wilson Street, within the confines of the 90th Precinct March 3.

Upon arrival to the scene, police officers found a two-car accident with a married Orthodox Jewish couple, who was pregnant, injured on the scene. 

After further investigation, police found that a black 2008 Toyota Camry (livery cab) carrying the couple was traveling westbound on Wilson Street at Kent Avenue when a grey 2010 BMW, allegedly driven by Acevedo, traveling northbound on Kent struck the cab on the driver’s side. Upon impact, the male driver and an another occupant of the BMW fled the scene on foot, leaving the vehicle behind.

EMS also responded to the location and transported the cab driver to Bellevue Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

However, the rear seat occupants, a 21-year-old husband and wife were brought to Beth Israel Hospital and Bellevue Hospital, respectively. Nathan Glauber and his wife Raizi, who was pregnant, were both pronounced dead at the hospital. Subsequently, Raizi had delivered a premature infant boy upon treatment at Bellevue Hospital, but he died the next day.

Joe Gonzalez March 09, 2013 at 08:29 PM
I have watched dozens of Latino and Black people killed by vehicles in recent years. The societal, media and law enforcement response is nowhere near that afforded the vehicular deaths of these and other Jewish people. Is Jewish life more important and valuable than the lives of Latino/Blacks?
denise March 10, 2013 at 04:21 PM
I agree wholeheartedly. The coverage has been nonstop, over an unfortunate accident but non the less an accident.Jewish life is revered more than others solely because of the Jewish VOTE.Politics as usual.
Joe Gonzalez March 10, 2013 at 11:50 PM
A Jewish guy hits and kills five year old black boy named Gavin Cato and its labeled an accident. Now Mr. Acevedo hits a car with Jews in it and the Jews want murder charges. Can anyone explain why and what is the difference?
Dav April 07, 2013 at 06:34 AM
Dear Joe Gonzalez, You don't sound to be a foolish guy, just saw your commend , try to remember what was done after the accident of Gavin Cato the entire borough went up in flames and a Jewish innocent scholar Mr, Rosenbaum was killed , And here no one killed no one due to this horrific crime , no riots no stabbing other innocent people, Also you have to be familiar with this Case , there was witness that he was doing about 90 miles a hour of A fire engine he passed seconds before he killed these innocent couple as well other witnesses , Plus his resume tells it all, the driver who killed Gavin was doing 40 miles VS 90 MPH, no previous record, you being a Judge , what would you have looked at the trial ???? Other life's is as valuable as a Jewish life no different believe me , Its how you look at it and what the circumstances are ,
Joe Gonzalez April 07, 2013 at 07:48 PM
Dav Your statement that the Cato killer was driving 40 mph is enough for at least a Manslaughter conviction. The NYC traffic law calls for a Maximum speed limit in NYC of 30 mph on NYC highways and the maximum of 15 mph on NYC streets. So driving OVER 15 mph on Eastern Parkway a NYC street and hitting and killing Gavin Cato is depraved indifference to human life. I note it was YOU who said the driver was doing 40 MPH! Thank you for proving this key piece of evidence. Moreover, the driver is also guilty of leaving the scene of an accident (hit and run) this is a felony. Dav, please contact the Brooklyn DA's Office with your information about driving 40 mph and maybe we will see the driver arrested for manslaughter. Thanks for your cooperation. God sees everything
Waverly Wonder April 09, 2013 at 02:49 AM
It is called murder/manslaughter when you are driving drunk or under the influence of drugs and kill someone. There wasn't a whif in criminality in Gavin Cato's sad end. The criminality came later.
Joe Gonzalez April 09, 2013 at 06:18 PM
@ Waverly Wonder: You are wrong again! The driver who murdered Gavin Cato cowardly left the scene of the accident (hit and run)--a felony in and of itself! He fled to Israel where he remains in hiding to date. Incredible, Israel, a country who gets annually six billion dollars in welfare from the USA has yet to show their appreciation for American tax money by extraditing him back to the USA. Moreover, there have been many convictions for murder/manslaughter obtained in cases where deliberate/reckless indifference to human life have been show by a driver vastly exceeding the speed limit. Authorities are not restricted only to those cases where the driver sticks around AND agrees to be tested for alcohol and drugs. In both of the above referenced cases the drivers immediately fled the scene. Thus no testing could occur.


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