Julio Acevedo, the man who police believe is responsible for the horrific hit-and-run car crash that killed Nachman and Raizy Glauber, reportedly served a prison sentence for fatally shooting Kelvin Martin, the original 50 Cent, in 1987.
Kelvin Martin was a Brooklyn career criminal whose name was adopted as his stage name by the contemporary 50 Cent, rapper Curtis Jackson, who told Stuff Magazine that “I’m the same kind of person 50 Cent was. I provide for myself by any means.”
The documentary film The Original 50 Cent provides this background on Martin’s street name according to the Documentary Lovers website:
“Kelvin Martin was possibly known as ’50 Cent’ due to his reputation of being prepared to rob anyone, regardless of how much money they were carrying at the time. Another story is that it came from an incident when he entered a game of dice with a 50 cent stake and ended up walking away with $500. The nickname may also be an allusion to his physically tiny stature – he weighed only 120 pounds and his height was 5’2″.”
In the meantime, Julio Acevedo told the New York Post, which also broke the 50 Cent connection, that he plans to turn himself in to police. He also said “My heart goes out to those. I left the scene and when I did leave the scene I didn’t know anyone died.”
The New York Daily News reports that Acevedo was fleeing another shooting when his BMW crashed into the livery cab carrying Nachman and Raizy Glauber early Sunday morning.
The Glaubers, both 21, were tragically killed on Sunday in the Willamsburg section of Brooklyn when the cab they were riding in was allegedly blindsided by Acevedo who fled the scene. Mrs. Glauber was seven months pregnant and was on her way to see the doctor. The cause of death for the Glaubers was blunt force trauma.
Doctors performed a Caesarean section on Mrs. Glauber after the crash to deliver her baby who was born weighing four pounds. Sadly, the baby died early yesterday morning at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan on what would have been his mother’s 22nd birthday.