The kidnapping and murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky sent shockwaves around the world.
For Leiby’s family, the loss of their only son has been almost too much to bear.
On Thursday, Assemblyman Dov Hikind will be the family’s voice in court, reading a message from Leiby’s parents about how the murder of their 8-year-old son has altered their lives in unimaginable ways.
Leiby’s parents approved the conditions under the plea deal under which Aron is expected to plead guilty to murder and serve 40 years to life in prison.
The plea avoids a trial that would have inevitably included gruesome images and testimony.
The Kletzky family is said to be happy that at least there will be closure in the criminal aspect of this tragedy. Although the family will not be in court physically Thursday, they will be following the proceedings closely.