Leiby Kletzky

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Levi Aron Gets 40 Years for Murder of Brooklyn Boy, 8

Aron's plea avoided life without parole in killing of Leiby Kletzky

(Newser) - A 37-year-old Brooklyn man got 40 years to life today for kidnapping, murdering, and dismembering an 8-year-old boy who got lost on his way home from religious day camp, reports the AP . Levi Aron had previously pleaded guilty in the death of Leiby Kletzky to avoid a trial and the... More »

Levi Aron Admits Killing 8-Year-Old in 'Panic'

Made grisly admissions before pleading guilty to murder of Leiby Kletzky

(Newser) - In a quiet, emotionless voice, Levi Aron yesterday pleaded guilty to the kidnapping and second-degree murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky last summer, as part of the deal that will likely put him in jail for the rest of his life (he won't be eligible for parole for at least... More »

Kletzky Family Sues Alleged Killer for $100M

Levi Aron, father sued over boy's murder

(Newser) - The father of Leiby Kletzky has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the man who has admitted kidnapping, murdering, and butchering his 8-year-old son. "The acts are horrific and horrendous and the level of damages should reflect what those acts were," Kletzky's lawyer tells the New York ... More »

Court Papers Tell Chilling Tale of Brooklyn Boy's Death

'I'm famous,' Levi Aron told cops

(Newser) - The Brooklyn man accused of murdering and dismembering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky has been declared fit to stand trial. Court papers made public yesterday include Levi Aron's own chilling description of how he kidnapped, killed, and butchered the little boy who got lost on the way home from summer camp... More »

Levi Aron Fed Brooklyn Boy Drugs Before Killing

Killer gave Leiby Kletzky muscle relaxers, anti-psychotic drug, Tylenol

(Newser) - Leiby Kletzky was heavily drugged before his killer smothered, then dismembered him, according to a medical examiner. Hardware store clerk Levi Aron allegedly gave the 8-year-old Brooklyn boy a muscle relaxant, painkillers, and quetiapine—an anti-psychotic used to treat schizophrenia, reports NBC . Autopsy results also indicate that Leiby was killed... More »

Cops Focus on Levi Aron's Living Room

Investigators search for DNA evidence in grisly murder of 8-year-old boy

(Newser) - Police are focusing on the living room in the Brooklyn home of Levi Aron, who is accused of murdering and dismembering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky. Investigators in Hazmat suits pulled a couch, two chairs, and a rug from Aron's home today, reports the New York Post . Cops also removed two... More »

Amateur Detective Led Cops to Brooklyn Suspect

Local property owner took the case into his own hands

(Newser) - An amateur sleuth on a personal mission helped crack the case of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky and led cops to his suspected killer. Yaakov German, a 47-year-old property manager, traced Leiby's path from a day camp by convincing business owners and residents to let him inspect security camera footage that... More »

Brookyn Suspect Tells of Boy's Last Hours

Levi Aron claims he took Leiby Kletzky to wedding before killing him

(Newser) - The man accused of murdering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky has told police that he took the boy to a wedding, let him stay overnight in his home, and left him alone watching TV for a day before he smothered him in a panic. Levi Aron claims he left the boy outside... More »

Cops: Brooklyn Boy Fought His Killer

Alleged killer Levi Aron has scratches on arm, wrist

(Newser) - Investigators believe an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy who was abducted and dismembered may have been tied up and tried to fight off his alleged captor before he was killed, police said today. Levi Aron, the man held in Leiby Kletzky's killing , had scratches on his arms, wrists, and elsewhere on... More »

Brooklyn Boy's Alleged Killer Had 'Manson Look'

Plus excerpts from Levi Aron's brutal smothering confession

(Newser) - The alleged murderer of an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy had a creepy reputation around his neighborhood, locals tell the New York Post . “The parents on the block wouldn't want their kids to go near” Levi Aron, notes one. What’s more, “sometimes he would just get angry out... More »

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