Julio Acevedo, the suspect wanted for the Brooklyn hit-and-run accident that killed a young Jewish couple and — less than 24 hours later — the baby born after the crash has turned himself into police. He was in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, when police picked him up, more than 80 miles from the crash site in the Hasidic-dominated Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Derrick Hamilton, Acevedo's friend, arranged for New York police to pick him up at Bethlehem's Turkey Hill Minit Market, according to The New York Times. Hamilton had previously told the New York Daily News that Acevedo would surrender as soon as he could afford an attorney.
The charges facing Acevedo, a criminal with a long rap sheet, remain unclear aside from a felony count of fleeing the scene of an accident. The Jewish community in Williamsburg wants him strictly punished for the deaths of Nachman and Raizel Glauber, both 21 years old, and their baby, who were killed after the BMW that Acevedo was driving struck the livery cab they were travelling in en route to the hospital. "The best thing for this coward is to charge him with triple homicide — and we are going to demand that," Jewish community leader Isaac Abraham told the New York Post.
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