The driver of a car that killed a pregnant New York mother, her husband, and their son—who was delivered via C-section but later died—in a hit-and-run crash Sunday is no first-time felon.
The New York Daily News reports that the man, Julio Acevedo, served time in prison for the 1987 shooting death of Kelvin Martin, a robber whose nickname, "50 Cent," was later adopted by the commercially successful rapper made famous by the song "In Da Club" and other hits in the early 2000s. Last month Acevedo was also arrested for drunk driving.
Acevedo turned himself in to police Wednesday after an extensive manhunt. He gave a phone interview to the Daily News on Tuesday, saying, "I have to get an attorney ready before I turn myself in." Speaking of his victims, he said, "My heart goes out to them. ... I didn't know they died until I saw the news."
The Daily News reports the Acevedo was 16 years old when he killed Martin. He was initially convicted of murder, but in 1997 a judge overturned the conviction after an informant corroborated Acevedo's claim that he was forced to commit the slaying. He agreed to accept a manslaughter conviction in exchange for being awarded a sentence of time served.
Raizel and Nachman Glauber, both 21, were killed after Acevedo plowed a BMW into a taxi that the Orthodox Jewish couple was taking to the hospital. He fled the scene, prompting a large-scale manhunt.
The New York Times reports that Acevedo calmly surrendered to police in Bethlehem, Pa.