NBC New York reports the following:
Defense attorneys for Levi Aron charged with abducting and killing 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, whom he met on the street, say his confession was coerced and that they plan to prove he is not guilty by reason of insanity.
At a hearing Monday, they said authorities told Levi Aron what to write down. They say he is not sane enough to be aware of his actions.
Aron has pleaded not guilty in the death of Leiby Kletzky.
Attorney Howard Greenberg says they intend to prove their client is not guilty by reason of insanity. It is the first time the defense has disclosed its strategy.