Kletzky Family Sues Alleged Killer for $100M

Levi Aron, father sued over boy's murder
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2011 1:53 AM CDT
Kletzky Family Files $100M Lawsuit Against Levi Aron
This missing persons flier was posted by volunteers throughout Brooklyn after the boy's disappearance.   (AP Photo)

(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 Daily News. "This is as horrific an event as a family can go through." Levi Aron, who gave police a detailed description of the boy's abduction and killing, has pleaded not guilty to murder.

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Kletzky has filed another $100 million lawsuit against Aron's father, who owns the apartment where Aron lived and resided in the apartment below his son's. The elder Aron permitted "tools of terror to be and remain at said premises, knowing of the vicious, assaultive and murderous propensities of his son, Levi Aron, who resided at said premises," the lawsuit states, claiming that the elder Aron should have found and protected the boy during the 12 hours he was "held hostage" upstairs. (Read more Levi Aron stories.)

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