Thursday, August 21, 2014

Driver accused in deaths of expecting couple heads to trial 

Driver accused in deaths of expecting couple heads to trial 

An accused hit-and-run driver charged with killing an Orthodox Jewish couple and their unborn baby is finally headed to trial in Brooklyn.

Julio Acevedo, 45, faces up to life in prison if convicted in the crash that killed Nachman Glauber and his pregnant wife, Raizy, in Williamsburg on March 3, 2013.

“On Oct. 14, I will bring you to Brooklyn. We will be doing a hearing on the 14th and pick a jury on the 15th,” Judge Neil Firetog told Acevedo, who took part in Wednesday’s court proceeding through a video hookup.

Acevedo was driving nearly 70 miles per hour when he crashed into a livery cab carrying the Glaubers, both 21-year-old Hasidic Jews, prosecutors have said.

The ex-con then fled the scene and was arrested in Pennsylvania, they said.

Acevedo previously served time for murdering the man who inspired rapper 50 Cent’s stage name.


He has a big chance to walk free if the frum community will avoid to serve as jurors.


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