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Suspect in NYC hit-and-run that killed baby charged with manslaughter

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Julio Acevedo, in an undated photo from New York police, could face life in prison if he's convicted.

A man arrested in connection with a car crash that killed a rabbinical college student, his pregnant wife and their baby in New York this month has been indicted on three counts of second-degree manslaughter, authorities announced Tuesday.

The man, Julio Acevedo, 44, previously was charged with leaving the scene of an accident without reporting it. A Kings County grand jury added the manslaughter charges for the deaths of Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, and their baby boy, who was delivered after the accident by cesarean section, but died the next day. The mother was seven months pregnant.

Acevedo is accused of driving the BMW that speeded down a Brooklyn street at 69 mph — more than twice the speed limit — early March 3 and crashing into a livery cab carrying the Glaubers, who were on their way to a hospital. If convicted, he could face life in prison.

The crash crumpled the cab and threw Raizy Glauber from the wreck. The engine ended up in the back seat. The driver of the livery cab was knocked unconscious but wasn't seriously hurt.

Acevedo served a prison term in the 1990s for manslaughter after he was convicted of shooting Kelvin Martin, a Brooklyn criminal whose moniker "50 Cent" was the inspiration for rapper Curtis Jackson's stage name.

How he came to possess the BMW is under investigation, NBC News reported this month. The owner of the car was arrested on insurance fraud charges related to the vehicle, but that case has been deferred.

Acevedo's attorney, Kathleen Julian, told the New York Post: "I fully expected him to be indicted."

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