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NYC Hit-Run Driver Charged

Julio Acevedo could face 25 years to life
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2013 2:31 AM CST
NYC Hit-Run Driver Charged
Julio Acevedo is taken from the 78th precinct in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, March 7, 2013.   (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

(Newser) – The suspect in a Brooklyn hit-and-run that killed expectant parents and their baby has been charged with three counts of criminally negligent homicide, three counts of assault, and leaving the scene of an accident. Thanks to his previous criminal record, Julio Acevedo could face 25 years to life, an assistant DA says, per the New York Post. Acevedo was arraigned last night, telling the court he was unemployed and had an 11th-grade education; the prosecution said it was citing "the most serious crime available based on the facts, pending a further review of all forensics."

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Meanwhile, Pedro Nunez Delacruz, who'd been driving the Glauber couple, visited Raizy Glauber's family. "He explained to them how sad and sorry he was about the circumstances, how he wished he would have died instead of the young couple," says a taxi official. "They told him, 'Go on with your life. This was meant to be. This is what God wanted.'" Now Delacruz has decided to end his cab-driving career. In an odd aside, Acevedo's last job was as a vehicle safety inspector, the Post notes. (Read more New York City stories.)

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