FIRST REPORT 11:45AM EST: The NYC Medical Examiner has added another drug to the list of those given by Levi Aron, before murdering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky A”H.
Results from tests taken just after the murder have returned this morning, and reveal that the drug “Duloxetine” was given to Leiby, in addition to the previous four drugs which were released in the indictment.
Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder, and also goes by the name “Cymbalta”.
The blood tests which showed this new information were sent to an outside lab, and takes a few weeks to get results.
Leiby’s cause of death, according to the Medical Examiner, was intoxication followed by smothering. Some of the earlier drugs which authorities said were given include: Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant; quetiapine, an anti-psychotic drug; and hydrocodone.
Once again, the Medical Examiner showed extreme sensitivity in releasing this information. They attempted to reach the family and inform them of this development before it became public information, but were unable to contact them – since it is Tisha B’av morning. They in turn reached out to the Misaskim Organization who contacted the family in a very sensitive manner.
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(Dov Gordon – YWN)