NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A suspect arrested in Pennsylvania in connection with a gruesome car crash that killed a pregnant Brooklyn woman, her husband and ultimately their newborn son was officially charged Thursday.
Julio Acevedo was taken to a Brooklyn police precinct after waiving extradition in Pennsylvania.
Acevedo was charged with one count of vehicular manslaughter, one count of causing death to a child passenger, three counts of leaving the scene of an accident and three counts of criminally negligent homicide.
Acevedo was escorted by a heavy police presence as he left the 78th precinct in Park Slope on his way to Brooklyn Criminal Court, where he was in the process of being arraigned late Thursday night, CBS 2’s Steve Langford reported.
At an appearance in Pennsylvania, Acevedo told the judge he had finished the 11th grade, was unemployed and that he lives in Brooklyn. He wore an orange jump suit and was shackled at the ankles and wrists.
Acevedo surrendered to police in a Bethlehem convenience store parking lot on Wednesday and ordered held without bail on a charge of being a fugitive from justice. His surrender was brokered by a friend.