Julio Acevedo Speaks Out From Rikers Island


julio-acevedo1The man being held without bail accused of killing a Williamsburg family in a hit and run accident last month, is speaking out from behind bars.

Julio Acevedo told me he feels terrible for the victims and their families, but he also feels he’s been unfairly charged with manslaughter, claiming this was nothing more than a horrific accident that wasn’t his fault.

“I want people to know I send my remorse. I’m not a monster, or a menace, or anything like they’re portraying me to be. I’m a human being. I just want to be treated fairly,” he said.

Julio Acevedo, spoke to me from Rikers Island where he’s being held without bail, is charged with 3 counts of manslaughter in a horrific crash in Williamsburg a month ago that killed an expectant couple, Nachman and Raizy Glauber, on their way to the hospital in a livery cab. A boy, born prematurely, died hours later.

“Those charges I feel are not correct and I feel remorse for what happened and I am sorry. What happened was a tragedy. It was an accident, at the end of the day and I did not intentionally or willingly commit any of that. The cab driver ran the stop sign and we had an accident,” he said.

The D-A’s office says Acevedo, who fled the scene, had been driving recklessly and speeding.

“That’s not true,” Acevedo said. “I was not reckless driving. I wasn’t drinking or anything.”

When I asked if he had been speeding?

“I might have been doing about 45,” Acevedo responded.

Police say he was traveling close to 70 MPH. Acevedo claims the cab pulled in front of him.

“Yes, he had a stop sign and he was more in a rush than I was,” he said. “I couldn’t do anything. I couldn’t even hit my brakes. There were no skid marks or anything.”

Acevedo surrendered in Pennsylvania a few days later after a massive manhunt.

“I left the scene because I was afraid and I knew I would be treated the way I’m being treated now, unjustly. All I ask is to be treated fairly,” Acevedo said.

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  1. isn’t it funny, At first he said he ran away because he was being shot at, now he says he ran away because of unfair treatment. How many times can he change his story?

  2. This guy sounds like the Clintons, pathalogical liers! This dirtbag couldn’t say the truth if it hit him in the face! May he rot in prison!

  3. Firstly, manslaughter charges are leveled not for intent only, but also for negligence. Furthermore whatever happened to ‘being chased by a gun’ story that he said originally? or was that just stupid gossip?

  4. Obviously a person very familiar with the criminal system.

    One thing I agree with, is that if people call a taxi and not an ambulance, or take their car and drive to the hospital, OK time should not be wasted, but one should not run a “stop” or a red light, and especially never do so without looking. Even an ambulance, which has sirens and flashing lights and which traffic is obligated to slow down / stop and give way to, is supposed to look when they run a red light or a stop sign. The taxi driver probably assumed the intersection would be clear at that time of the night. It was a terrible tragedy that this bad person was driving like crazy: had he been driving at a normal speed and paying attention to traffic, the accident would have been of little consequence.

  5. I get it. “I did not intentionally or willingly commit any of that.” So that means he has no responsibility or guilt? Oh, please?! This from a guy whose story changes and who runs away, even over state lines. I “love” that the owner of the car is herself another dirtbag. Too bad she and Acevedo can’t share a cell for the rest of their lives.