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  • Leiby Kletzky’s killer sentenced to 40 years to life

    August 29, 2012 | 3:13 pm

    Levi Aron, the Brooklyn store clerk who pleaded guilty to killing 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.

    Aron, 37, was sentenced Wednesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court. He did not address the court.

    He pleaded guilty earlier this month to kidnapping,...

  • Leiby Kletzky’s killer pleads guilty

    August 9, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    Levi Aron, the Brooklyn man accused of killing 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder and kidnapping.

    Aron is facing at least 40 years in prison, according to The New York Times. Originally he had pleaded not guilty to eight counts of murder and...

  • Attorney for Levi Aron: ‘Inbreeding’ was a factor in Leiby’s murder

    December 22, 2011 | 10:43 am

    A lawyer for the man accused of killing 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky said his client has a mental deficiency due to inbreeding in the Chasidic community.

    Attorney Howard Greenberg continued to pursue an insanity defense for Levi Aron during a hearing Wednesday in a Brooklyn Supreme...

  • Trial of Leiby Kletzky’s accused killer staying in Brooklyn

    November 8, 2011 | 9:54 am

    The trial of Levi Aron, the Brooklyn man accused of killing 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, will stay in Brooklyn, an appeals court ruled.

    Lawyers for Aron had asked the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court to move his trial out of the borough over fears that the...

  • Lawyer for Leiby Kletzky’s alleged murderer: My client is insane

    October 25, 2011 | 11:28 am

    A lawyer for the man who confessed to killing 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky said the confession was coerced and his client is insane.

    Howard Greenberg, an attorney for Levi Aron, said during a hearing Monday in New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn that he will prove that Aron is not...

  • Kletzky father sues Leiby’s killer, father for $200 million

    August 30, 2011 | 11:34 am

    The father of Leiby Kletzky, the 8-year-old Brooklyn boy who was kidnapped and murdered last month, has filed lawsuits totaling $200 million against Leiby’s killer and his father.

    According to court documents disclosed Monday, Nachman Kletzky filed the civil suit last week against...

  • Leiby Kletzky’s accused killer pleads not guilty

    August 4, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Levi Aron, the Brooklyn man who is accused of killing and dismembering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment.

    Aron was arraigned Thursday in Brooklyn. An attorney spoke for the suspect.

    Aron is charged with murdering Leiby after the boy became lost while...

  • Orthodox groups clarify positions on reporting child abuse

    July 26, 2011 | 12:19 pm

    Two Orthodox Jewish groups have released statements attempting to clarify their positions on reporting child abuse.

    Agudath Israel of America and the Rabbinical Council of America were responding to what the former called “misleading claims about our stance on reporting suspected...

  • After Leiby Kletzky murder, Orthodox children face unchanging milestones

    July 25, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    For a blue-eyed 13-year-old named Yochanan, the lure of sleepaway camp this year is a religious ceremony at summer’s end. Yochanan will have a small bar mitzvah there in August, reading from the Torah in front of his bunkmates for the first time. A second, more formal ceremony will...

  • Leiby Kletzky’s parents release statement, launch memorial fund

    July 22, 2011 | 10:52 am

    The parents of murdered 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky have created a memorial fund in their son’s name to assist the needy.

    Nachman and Itta Kletzky released a statement Thursday urging people to give to charity and think of their son while praying and lighting Shabbat candles.


  • Kamenetsky: Report child abuse to rabbis, not police

    July 21, 2011 | 11:28 am

    A leading American Orthodox rabbi said that child abuse should be reported to rabbis, not police.

    Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky, the vice-president of Agudath Israel of America’s Supreme Council of Rabbinic Sages said in a speech in Flatbush July 12 that the sexual abuse of a child should...

  • Aron indicted for Leiby Kletzky’s murder, reportedly gave boy drug cocktail

    July 21, 2011 | 11:17 am

    A grand jury in New York indicted Levi Aron for the murder of 8-year old Leiby Kletzky.

    The eight-count indictment handed down Wednesday afternoon includes two counts of first-degree murder.

    The indictment came hours after New York’s medical examiner said that Leiby was given a...

  • Leiby Kletzky reportedly was given drug cocktail before smothering

    July 20, 2011 | 2:41 pm

    Leiby Kletzky was given a combination of drugs before he was smothered and killed, New York’s medical examiner said.

    Leiby the 8-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy who went missing last week in Brooklyn before he was found murdered two days later following a frantic search, was given...

  • In N.Y. and Houston, Jewish communities are struggling with tragedy

    July 19, 2011 | 1:29 pm

    The two tragedies occurred 1,500 miles apart and in much different circumstances, but both united a community in shock, horror and grief.

    In New York, the abduction and gruesome murder last week of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky while walking home from summer day camp in Borough Park,...

  • Mayor Bloomberg sits shiva with Leiby’s family

    July 19, 2011 | 11:01 am

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg sat shiva with the family of Leiby Kletzky.

    Bloomberg, wearing a yarmulke, visited the family for about 15 minutes on Monday along with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who is directing the investigation into the murder of the 8-year-old boy.


  • Leiby Kletzky’s alleged killer reportedly tried to kidnap other boys

    July 17, 2011 | 12:36 pm

    The man charged in the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky reportedly tried to kidnap other boys.

    A woman who lives three doors from Levi Aron in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn told the New York Post over the weekend that the confessed killer tried to kidnap her son in the last...

  • Coping with the Tragedy of the Murder of Leiby Kletzky

    By Rabbi Asher Lopatin

    July 15, 2011 | 1:11 pm

    The tragedy of the loss of such innocence looms over this Shabbat.  Last week the Berry family of Houston was in a tragic car accident where both parents died and two of the kids were left paralyzed, coming to Chicago for treatment.  Then we started this week with a “catastrophe,...

  • Thousands attend funeral for murdered Brooklyn boy

    July 14, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Thousands of people turned out for the funeral of Leiby Kletzky, the 8-year-old Chasidic boy in Brooklyn found murdered and dismembered after having disappeared two days earlier.

    Wednesday night’s funeral in the neighborhood of Borough Park came on the same day as his body was...

  • Body of Brooklyn boy Leiby Kletzky found, suspect arrested

    July 13, 2011 | 5:29 pm

    The dismembered body of an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy who disappeared while walking home from camp was found and a suspect was arrested in his murder.

    The intensive hunt for Leiby Kletzky, the Chasidic boy who had been missing since Monday afternoon, ended early Wednesday morning with...

  • Body of Brooklyn youngster Leiby Kletzky found, suspect arrested

    July 13, 2011 | 9:08 am

    The body of an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy who disappeared while walking home from camp was found, and at least one suspect was taken into custody.

    Leiby Kletzky had been missing since Monday. Part of his dismembered body reportedly was found Wednesday morning in a dumpster in Brooklyn...