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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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

    The...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Butchering of 8-Year-Old Leiby Kletsky

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    July 14, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    There are three reasons Hassidic Jews live together in tight-knit and often insular communities. The first is shared values. The second, a strong support network and security in number. And the third is a desire to filter out some of the corrosive elements of outside society from...

  • Leibby Kletzky’s accused killer expected to be arraigned today [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 14, 2011 | 12:20 pm

    An edited version of Kletzky’s confession can be found here. (Warning: Disturbing content)

    The man accused of abducting and murdering 8-year-old Leibby Kletzky is expected to be arraigned on murder charges today, NBC New York reports.

    Levi Aron was arrested on Wednesday and charged...