NY hit-and-run suspect arrest

New York police on Wednesday said arrested a suspected hit-and-run driver following a weekend accident that killed a young Orthodox Jewish couple whose baby was later delivered by C-section but then died.

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Report: Hit-and-run suspect 'killed the original 50 Cent'

The suspect arrested in connection with the New York hit-and-run that left a young Orthodox Jewish couple and their premature baby dead reportedly served jail time for fatally shooting the original "50 Cent", Kelvin Martin.

According to the New York Daily News, Julio Acevedo, who turned himself in to police in Pennsylvania yesterday, is the same Acevedo convicted in the 1987 shooting death of Martin, the career criminal believed to have inspired the name of rapper "50 Cent".

Police mug shot of Julio Acevedo.
Julio Acevedo, 44, turned himself in after New York police launched a manhunt in connection with the hit-and-run. Credit: New York Police Department

The New York Police Department said Acevedo has a lengthy criminal record that includes murder, robbery and weapons possession.

He was also arrested in February for drunk driving and then released, a police spokesperson added.

New York hit-and-run suspect gave himself in

Julio Acevedo, the man wanted by New York police in connection with a hit-and-run car crash that killed a young Orthodox Jewish couple and their baby, gave himself in.

Acevedo, 44, handed himself in to New York City detectives in a car park in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, ending a nationwide manhunt, New York City Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne said.

The meeting between the suspect and officers was arranged with the help of one of Acevedo's friends, Browne added.

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Suspect in NY hit-and-run deaths of couple and baby

Police in New York have issued a photograph of a man who was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a couple and baby delivered after their deaths.

Nachman and Raizy Glauber were on their way to the hospital on Sunday when they were killed. Their baby boy, who was delivered by emergency Caesarean, died earlier today.

The suspect, Julio Acevedo, 44, was picked out of a photo lineup by a witness, a police spokesman said.

Julio Acevedo, 44, is wanted in connection with the deaths of the Glaubers. Credit: New York Police Department

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Expectant parents hit-and-run driver is 'a coward'

The baby boy who was born after his parents was killed in a car crash but later died, will be named and buried quickly in a private service, a family spokeman has said.

Community leader Isaac Abraham also said a hit-and-run driver and a female passenger who fled the scene that killed Raizy and Nachman Glauber were "cowards".

"Had it not been for this coward who caused this accident and ran off, the baby would have been in the mother's womb and lived.

"It's the prosecution's obligation to charge these cowards with triple homicide."

Police: Baby delivered after parents killed has died

A newborn baby who was delivered after his parents were killed in a car accident has died, New York Police Department has said

The baby boy died from injuries overnight at New York's Bellevue Hospital, a spokesman said.

His parents, Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, were on their way to the hospital on Sunday when they were killed.

The scene of the crash in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
The scene of the crash in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York Credit: RTV

The couple's funeral took place yesterday, in keeping with Orthodox Jewish tradition.

Police are continuing their search for a hit-and-run driver who fled the scene and his female passenger.

Police still searching for New York hit-and-run driver

Police in New York are still looking for a hit-and-run driver involved in a collision which killed expectant parents and, later, their baby boy.

Parents Nachy and Raizy Glauber, both 21, were in a taxi travelling to hospital when it was hit by a grey BMW in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Police said a male driver and his passenger fled the scene on foot.

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