The ‘Butcher of Brooklyn’ has given his first interview since he was arrested and charged with murdering the 8-year-old on July 11.
In the hour-long chat at New York’s Riker’s Island Prison, Levi Aron described the moment he first set eyes on lost Leiby Kletzky, claiming, “He looked familiar. I thought I knew him,” but he refused to describe how he killed and dismembered his victim, insisting, “I (only) remember little things.”
“I don’t know what happened. I just panicked.”
When asked of he wanted to apologize for 8-year-old Leiby’s murder, Aron looked away and silently nodded his head, but refused to say “sorry.”
He also refused to refer to Leiby by name and described the kidnapping, murder and dismemberment as “the incident.”
When asked what he did and WHY he did it, Aron answered “I don’t know”
Aron was adamant his motives weren’t sexual. There was no evidence of molestation and he stressed in his interview with the Daily News that he and Leiby slept in separate rooms, the night before the murder.
The accused killer also addressed his lawyer’s claims he is suffering a psychiatric condition, claiming, “I sometimes hear voices.”
Bizarrely, when asked if he wishes he never met Leiby, he replied, “Sometimes.”
This must be heartbreaking for Leiby’s grieving family.
— Ian Garland
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