The search is still ongoing for Julio Acevedo, the 44-year-old suspect who has apparently admitted responsibility in private for the death of a young Jewish couple — and, later, their just-born baby — but as new reports surface it appears that the driver in a hit-and-run crash high on emotion may be a criminal with a long rap sheet and an indirect connection to a very famous rapper. He may even have returned to the scene of the crime.
Here's what we knew after the weekend: Acevedo was identified by at least one witness as the driver of a 2010 BMW going 60 miles per hour (twice the legal limit) through a Brooklyn intersection and striking a livery cab just after midnight on Sunday morning. That cab's passengers were expecting parents Nachman and Raizel Glauber, both 21 years old, who were on their way to the hospital because Raizel was experiencing pains associated with her pregnancy. Both parents were killed in the crash, but doctors were able to deliver the baby successfully by C-section. Amidst a local and national outpouring of emotion for the survival of a "miracle baby," the child died less than 24 hours later.
For today's papers, the New York Daily News and the New York Post dug up new information about the driver, including his connection to rapper 50 Cent. Acevedo previously did an eight-year stint at New York's Attica Prison, starting in 1987, for shooting Kelvin "50 Cent" Martin, the Brooklyn gangster from whom rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson took his name. He also has two arrests for drug possession, and others for robbery and reckless endangerment. Acevedo was also due in court in April for a driving under the influence charge he acquired in February. He now faces a likely charge of leaving the scene of the deadly accident, but "could be charged with vehicular homicide or vehicular manslaughter if prosecutors can prove he was intoxicated," according to the Daily News.