Levi Aron Fed Brooklyn Boy Drugs Before Killing

Killer gave Leiby Kletzky muscle relaxers, anti-psychotic drug, Tylenol
By Tim Karan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2011 1:21 PM CDT
This missing persons flier distributed by the Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol (FSSP) was posted by volunteers thoroughout Brooklyn, including in the Church Ave., subway station in the Kensington neighborhood...   (AP Photo)
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(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 on July 13, two days after he was kidnapped and mere hours before cops arrived at Aron's apartment to discover the grisly scene.

Aron is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at Bellevue Hospital, and could be indicted by a grand jury today. The DA met with Kletzky's family yesterday, and said he "gave them my commitment that I would do everything necessary to make sure we brought justice to the memory of Leiby." (Read more Levi Aron stories.)

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