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.

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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.