Suspect Indicted in Fatal Brooklyn Hit-And-Run
A Brooklyn man was indicted Wednesday for the fatal hit-and-run at the beginning of March that killed a rabbinical student, his pregnant wife and their baby.
The grand jury will continue to consider additional charges against Julio Acevedo, 44, in the deaths of Nathan and Raisy Glauber, both 21, and their son, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said in a statement.
Along with fleeing the scene, prosecutors have charged Acevedo with three counts of criminally negligent homicide, reckless driving and speeding.
Acevedo was allegedly speeding down a Brooklyn street at 60 mph early on March 3 and crashed into a hired car carrying the Glaubers, who were on their way to the hospital. The Glaubers both died that day, while their son, who was delivered by cesarean section, died the following day.
It remains unclear whether the Glaubers' driver had stopped upon seeing a stop sign, but in any case, Acevedo reportedly fled the scene on foot following the collision, police said.
Acevedo claims that he was fleeing a gunman who was trying to shoot at him, but police said there were no reports of shots fired in the area.
The couple belonged to the Satmar Hassidic sect of Brooklyn, which is home to the largest community of ultra-Orthodox Jews outside Israel.