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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
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2012 2:22 PM CDT
Brooklyn Man Gets 40 Years for Murder of Boy, 8
In this Aug. 4, 2011, file photo, Levi Aron is arraigned in Brooklyn criminal court in New York.   (AP Photo/Jesse Ward, Pool, File)

(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 possibility of a life sentence without parole. As it is, he won't be eligible until he's 77. The New York Post's lead paragraph: "Let him rot!" (Read more Leiby Kletzky stories.)

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