The man suspected of killing a young couple and ultimately their newborn son in a hit-and-run crash in New York says he’s ready to turn himself in but is arranging for a lawyer first.
The suspect, Julio Acevedo, also told the Daily News in a telephone interview that his heart goes out to the family. The parents, both 21, died soon after the crash. The baby boy was delivered at the scene and died the next day.
“I didn’t know they died until I saw the news,” Acevedo told the newspaper.
Acevedo, 44, served prison time after a manslaughter conviction in the 1987 shooting death of Kelvin Martin, a Brooklyn criminal and street legend who was known as 50 Cent — the inspiration for the name of the better-known present-day rapper.
The young couple, Nachman and Raizy Glauber, were using a car service and were on their way to the hospital after midnight Sunday when the car was struck by a BMW that police say was driven by Acevedo.
The baby was delivered by emergency cesarean section and died early Monday. He was born about three months premature and was buried later Monday near the graves of his parents, a spokesman for the Glaubers’ Orthodox Jewish community said.
Acevedo told the Daily News that he was fleeing a foe who was shooting at him as he sped through the streets of Brooklyn. Police told the newspaper that there were no reports of gunfire at the time.
Police also told New York newspapers that neither Acevedo nor anyone representing him had called them.