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Indictment Expected This Week For Levi Aron, Suspect In Killing Of 8-Year-Old Leiby Kletzky

Levi Aron, accused of killing 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky of Borough Park one week ago, is expected to be indicted this week.

Over the weekend, investigators continued to scour the 35-year-old’s home in Kensington, Brooklyn, taking dozens of pieces of new evidence, including pieces of furniture and his car.

Authorities were busy not only at Aron’s home, allegedly where the murder happened, but in other places in the country. Using Aron’s DNA, police were  investigating whether he may be connected to any other cases of child abuse – or worse.

Investigators are fanning out to Tennessee, Arkansas and Florida. In all those places he either married or was engaged to single Jewish women.

“We’re gathering as much forensic evidence as we can,” Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said.

Hynes said that the evidence that was being taken from Levi Aron’s house will be part of the murder indictment against him, which will be unsealed this week.

“We will ask for the main charge of felony murder, based on the kidnapping, which is murder in the first degree,” Hynes said.

Congressman Michael Grimm, whose Staten Island district also covers a part of Brooklyn, was an FBI agent.

“The very first thing that crossed my mind is that we had a psychopath on our hands. And that there could possibly be, more bodies out there,” Grimm told CBS 2′s Pablo Guzman.

Aron has been undergoing psychiatric evaluation at Bellevue Hospital and its said his attorneys are considering an insanity defense.

Yosef Moskowitz knew Aron growing up and says he also seemed normal, but that as he got older, he seemed to grow socially awkward.

“He needed help. He really needed psychiatric help. And somewhere along the line, people, the family maybe missed it,” he said.


14 Responses

  1. I find it repugnant that the 2 photos here are placed next to each other. Would you place a picture of the Chofetz Chaim next to lehavdil a picture of Stalin??

  2. #2- He can raise an insanity defense (though that results in de facto life imprisonment, since you have to prove you are sane to get out and who could do that). He can raise diminished mental capacity as a mitigating circumstance (he might be somewhat retarded according to some accounts). Based on his confession as puiblished by the police, he might not be guilty of kidnapping (if he took a lost child home and let him watch TV) which would reduce the charge to second degree murder rather than first.

    Of course, in some countries where you are guilty until proven innocent, he really wouldn’t need a lawyer.

  3. Is there anyway to stop printing the picture of this ill person. There is also a halachah not to look into the face of a deranged person – let alone a rasha’

  4. i agree w all of you, enough w his picture, and def why put it side by side???
    i dont know why some1 would want to be his lawyer, he gets paid anyway so i guess it doesnt really matter to the guy

  5. someone has to be his lawyer…you all want a trial right? well theres no trial without a defense attorney…

  6. STOP WITH THE PICTURES. Enough already, it hurts us all why do it? For publicity? For the shock effect? PLEASE some sensitivity is necessary, we are all traumatised by this and having his face splashed all over especially next to Our beloved korban is truly repulsive.

  7. How is this monster a suspect? He signed a written confession. Our justice system is as monstrous as the murderer.

  8. in bes din he would not be considered insane and he would be responsible for his actions. HE was sane enough to hold a job. this insanity is no excuse and will be no excuse when the fires of gehinnom burn levi aron.

  9. In beis din he would not be killed as there were no eidim no hasroah and they would not believe his confession. I find it truly disturbing that so many frum yidden are so focused on the psychopath. Does everyone not realize that it was a message from God? True this psychopath was the shliach, and if the true judge deems him guilty, believe me, he will suffer, but if he wouldn’t have done it, someone else would have. Anger at what happened, is anger at God. If God would have wanted to stop it, he most definitely could have. Instead of lashing out at the messenger, try to get the message! What is Hashem telling us? If you are not sure (which I think most of us are not), do tshuva. Learn mishnayos leilluy nishmaso. Learn some mishnayos leilluy nishmoscha. Say some tehillim. Help someone. But STOP! STOP! obsessing about what will happen to the messenger. It’s silly, petty, and borderline kfira!

  10. #12 he would not be guilty in beis din because there isn’t two kosher eidim that saw him killing the kid. and to all comments that he is not the “murder suspect”since he confessed forget that they are in usa were your innocent untill prooven guilty

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