Hit-and-run suspect returned to New York

March 7, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- Julio Acevedo waived extradition and returned to New York to face charges in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pregnant woman and her husband, officials said

Acevedo appeared in court Thursday morning in Allentown, Pa., the day after turning himself in Wednesday night in the parking lot of a convenience story in Bethlehem, Pa. He was escorted back to New York by federal marshals, the New York Daily News reported.

Acevedo, 44, allegedly drove a BMW into a taxi that was taking Raizy Glauber and her husband, Nathan, both 21, to a hospital for a pregnancy checkup Sunday. The couple's son, who was delivered after the crash,died Monday.

The New York Times said Acevedo, who had a pending court date on a drunken-driving charge, had borrowed the BMW and allegedly was speeding at the time of the crash.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said Acevedo will face serious charges, the Daily News reported.

"When we arraign the defendant, we will announce that we have charged him with the most serious crime available based on the facts and a pending a further review of the evidence," Hynes was quoted as saying

Hasidic leaders in Brooklyn's Williamsburg community are calling for murder charges, the newspaper said.

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