Chilling Confession Of Levi Aron


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WARNING – GRAPHIC: Hardware store clerk Levi Aron, who was charged Wednesday night with brutally murdering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, gave cops a chilling confession, describing in graphic detail how he suffocated the child with a bath towel and carved up the body in a “panic.”

Leiby vanished early Monday evening while walking home from a Borough Park day camp alone for the first time. Police said that even though he had practiced the route, he got lost and approached Aron for help.

In his confession, posted on the Web site of NBC New York, Aron spun a bizarre and improbable tale, claiming he simply offered to give Leiby a lift to a Jewish bookstore, then invited him to a wedding in upstate Monsey.

Excerpts of Aron’s confession to police: This transcript has been edited to remove parts of an extremely graphic nature. It has not been edited for clarity.

“He asked me for a ride to the Judaica Book store. While on the way, he changed his mind and wasn’t sure where he wanted to go. So I asked if he wanted to go for the ride – a wedding in Monsey – since I didn’t think I was going to stay for the whole thing since my back was hurting. He said OK.”

“Due to traffic, I got back around 11:30 p.m. … so I brought him to my house, thinking I’d bring him to his house the next day. He watched TV, then fell asleep in the front room. I went to the middle room to sleep. That next morning, he was still sleeping when I was ready to leave. So I woke him and told him ‘I’ll bring him to his house’… when I saw the flyers I panicked and was afraid.”

“When I got home he was still there so I made him a tuna sandwich.”

“I was still in a panic … and afraid to bring him home. That is when I went for a towel to smother him in the side room. He fought back a little.”

“Afterwards, I panicked because I didn’t know what to do with the body.”

“… [I] carried parts to the back room, placing parts between the freezer and the refrigerator.”

… went to clean up a little then took a second shower.  I panicked and .. Then putting the parts in a suitcase.  Then carrying suitcase to the car …placing in backseat on floor behind passenger side.

… drove around approximately around 20 minutes before placing it in the dumpster on 20th street just before 4th Avenue.   Then went home to clean and organize.

I understand this may be wrong and I’m sorry for the hurt that I have caused.

(Source: NBC New York)


  1. This make no sense unless the accused is mentally deficient (i.e. “retarded”) or unless the victim was in some way handicapped (why didn’t he call home). There is no motive given or apparent. A sex offense is at least understandable, but the most scandalous thing other than murder is exposing the kid to television. Up to the point where the boy was murdered, the defendant doesn’t appear to have done anything illegal.

    This sounds fishy. If I was a defense lawyer, I’ld be getting interested. Lack of premeditation. No child molesting. Not even kidnapping. Was the confession edited so as not to prejudice potential jurors? Are there some significant facts that haven’t become public?

  2. “May be wrong”??????? Hes not even sure its wrong????? I can not believe we grew up with this sicko on our block for ten years. He was in our house playing with my brothers all day. Went to school with them. Sick Sick Sick

  3. I dont get it…so he took him to a wedding in Monsey?? And no one at this wedding recognized the boy? Who’s wedding was it that they attended?

  4. Git Meshige
    Your idea is Git Meshige…
    why don’t you raise 2-3 million and give it to Leibys parents? Killing Levi Aron will not bring back Leiby.

  5. None of it makes sense from the start. If you see a lost child and offer him a ride, the first thing you do is call his parents. So the whole story has holes in it and is a lie from the get go. Other people passed little Leiby on that corner, why would he ask directions b’davka from him? Why would a 9 year old kid not know the difference between a street and an avenue or not recognize 13th avenue where he was supposed to turn off? Parents allow children to cross the street way before they allow them to cross an avenue. So that doesn’t make sense.

    Why is he making Leiby out to be a stupid kid that doesn’t know where he wants to go? He knew he had a doctor’s appointment and that is where he was supposed to go, to meet his mother. Isn’t it enough that he tortured and killed him? Does he have to lie about it too?

  6. Being that this confession is highly unlikely it gives reason to believe that this wasn’t the mans first time! Hiding info about Leiby seems stupid, but if he is just trying to make police believe this was a lone murder it makes more sense. Then again we aren’t dealing with a “normal” person.

  7. Let us turn the lights off on this, and let the police deal with it. Go to sleep and hope for a better tomorrow. It seems that it turns all of us Mishige.

  8. Let us focus on what we should really be focussing on. Learn the lessons that were given over by the levaya. For example: Teshuva, more achdus and shalom among each other not only in time of tzara etc. Also do whatever you can to alleviate the family’s tzaar and do for “Leiby’s” Neshama.