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Grand jury indicts driver in deadly hit-run

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NEW YORK (AP) -- A Brooklyn grand jury voted Wednesday to indict a man on charges of leaving the scene of an accident in the fatal hit-and-run that killed a rabbinical student, his pregnant wife and their baby.

Julio Acevedo was indicted on the top charge brought by prosecutors and was held without bail. The Brooklyn District Attorney's office said the investigation is continuing and Acevedo may be indicted on more charges.

The 44-year-old was arrested in Bethlehem, Pa., a week ago by police after a friend brokered his surrender. Acevedo was speeding down a Brooklyn street at 60 mph early on March 3 and crashing into a hired car carrying Nachman and Raizy Glauber, who were on their way to a hospital, police said.

The car that had been carrying them had a stop sign, though it's unclear whether the driver stopped. The driver was knocked unconscious. Acevedo fled on foot, police said.

The Glaubers, both 21, died that day. Their son, delivered by cesarean section, died the next day.

Defense attorney Kathleen Julian said he feels terrible about what happened, but the incident was an accident. She had no further comment Wednesday on the case.

Acevedo said he was fleeing a gunman who was trying to shoot at him when his borrowed BMW slammed into the Glaubers' hired car. He said that he fled because he was worried he would be killed. But police said there were no reports of shots fired in the area at the time of the wreck.

The couple belonged to a close-knit ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, which is home to the largest community of ultra-Orthodox Jews outside Israel, more than 250,000. They were members of the Satmar Hasidic sect.

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