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.”
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The accused killer’s lawyers are now trying to get the trial moved and are STILL considering using his ‘insanity’ as a defense.
Levi Aron has been told he WILL stand trial on charges he kidnapped, murdered and dismembered Leiby Kletzky after the 8-year-old got lost on his way home from a summer camp on July 11.
A grand jury on Wednesday (July 20) indicted the 35-year-old on a total of eight counts in the murder of the 8-year-old Brooklyn boy.
Leiby Kletzky was found dead last week, two days after he went missing on his way home from a Orthodox Jewish day camp near his home in Brooklyn, New York. Yesterday, an autopsy of his body revealed that Levi Aron had given Leiby a deadly combination of drugs, including a muscle relaxant, an anti-psychotic drug and two pain medications, before smothering him to death.
Leiby’s family fear Esther Kletzky can’t handle the horrific truth about how her eight-year-old son was kidnapped, murdered and his body dismembered.
A week after Leiby Kletzky‘s terrible death, his grieving relatives are piecing together their lives and struggling to keep details of his grisly demise from the more fragile members of the family.
The 35-year-old has been placed on suicide watch and will undergo a psychiatric evaluation, after his attorney registered concerns about his mental state.
Despite confessing he killed and dismembered eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky, 35-year-old Levi Aron entered a not guilty plea when he was arraigned on July 14.
Levi Aron claims he planned to take his eight-year-old victim home on Tuesday but smothered him to death when he saw missing person flyers with Leiby’s face on them.
A leaked excerpt of Levi Aron‘s confession details his version the last hours of Leiby Kletzky‘s life, before the tragic eight-year-old was brutally murdered.
The 35-year-old told police he feared there was no way back when news of the missing eight-year-old spread and members of the local community began searching intensively for him.
Levi Aron has confessed he murdered Leiby Kletzky in a panic and dismembered his body, after luring him back to his New York apartment on July 11.