The New York City car crash which claimed the lives of a young couple and their baby has left the Jewish community grieving. The baby initially survived but died after spending the night in serious condition in a hospital.
It was reported that a BMW slammed into the hired cab which was taking the couple to a hospital. The driver of the BMW fled the scene of the accident.
Julio Acevedo, the suspect in the accident which killed Raizy and Nachman Glauber, walked into waiting officers in Bethlehem, PA. His surrender was arranged by a friend who was in communication with the police. Acevedo’s friend said that Acevedo would talk to a lawyer and then surrender. There was no attorney present during his surrender.
According to Acevedo, he was fleeing from a gunman because he was afraid he was going to get killed. He then slammed into the cab carrying the Glauber couple. However, the police said that there were no shots reported during that time in that particular place.
Acevedo has a pending case of driving under the influence. He was stopped by the police and had a blood alcohol of 13 which is over the limit of 8.
Acevedo has served around ten years in prison after he was convicted of killing Kelvin Martin. Martin, also known as “50 Cent” is the inspiration for a popular rapper’s stage name.
Raizy and Nachman Glauber belonged to a large group of Orthodox Jews and were looking forward to raising their child in that close-knit community. Brooklyn is home to the largest group of Orthodox outside of Israel. Many families are ultra-Orthodox and don’t own televisions or watch movies. They follow many Judaic laws in their daily lives.
Almost a thousand people attended the Glaubers’ funeral last Sunday. Their grief is unmistakable from the wailing and crying heard during the funeral.
Community members are hoping that Acevedo would face murder charges. Isaac Abraham, the community’s spokesman, said that they are hoping that today is the last day that Acevedo would see daylight.