Leiby Kletzky

Leiby Kletzky’s killer sentenced to 40 years to life

08/30/2012

Levi Aron, the Brooklyn store clerk who pleaded guilty to killing 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.

Aron, 37, was sentenced Wednesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court. He did not address the court.

He pleaded guilty earlier this month to kidnapping, killing and dismembering Leiby near his home in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn in July 2011. Aron's attorney at first had attempted to pursue an insanity defense; Aron reportedly has a history of mental illness.

Levi Aron

Leiby Kletzky’s Killer Sentenced to 40 Years To Life

08/30/2012

Levi Aron, the Brooklyn store clerk who pleaded guilty to killing 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.

Aron, 37, was sentenced Wednesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court. He did not address the court.

He pleaded guilty earlier this month to kidnapping, killing and dismembering Leiby near his home in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn in July 2011. Aron's attorney at first had attempted to pursue an insanity defense; Aron reportedly has a history of mental illness.

Hynes Credits Task Force For Intimidation Crackdown

07/18/2012
Assistant Managing Editor

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes is weighing charges in as many as four more cases of possible intimidation of Orthodox sexual abuse victims as a result of a newly formed task force, he told The Jewish Week.

And he reiterated a warning, first made in May, that rabbis who “cross the line” and discourage people from taking complaints to authorities may be charged with obstructing governmental administration.

Charles Hynes: Says he believed Kol Tzedek was reducing intimidation until recently.

Inbreeding Drove Accused Kletzky Murderer Crazy, His Attorney Says

12/22/2011

 

A lawyer for the man accused of killing 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky said his client has a mental deficiency due to inbreeding in the Chasidic community.

Attorney Howard Greenberg continued to pursue an insanity defense for Levi Aron during a hearing Wednesday in a Brooklyn Supreme Court. Levi was shown in court via a live video feed from Rikers Island prison. He did not speak or look at the camera, according to reports.

New Lawyer In Kletzky Case Floats Insanity Defense

10/25/2011

 

A lawyer for the man who confessed to killing 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky said the confession was coerced and his client is insane.

'Leiby's Law' Would Create Havens For Lost Kids, Says Councilman

With Borough Park still reeling from the senseless murder of a chasidic child, and a small amount of finger-pointing emerging, politicians are turning from shock and outrage to action.

The neighborhood's City Councilman, David Greenfield announced a bill Wednesday that aims to create shelters on every block in the five boroughs for lost kids.

Lessons From Leiby

07/19/2011
Editorial

The Jewish community shares the pain of the Kletzky family in the wake of the tragic death of eight-year-old Leiby. The fact that so many people put aside their daily concerns to join the search for the youngster last week is but one sign of the solidarity and compassion that was evident throughout the painful ordeal.

Haredi Sensitivity

Orthodox Daily shows restraint in covering Borough Park murder

07/19/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

There was a sign outside the apartment in Borough Park where Leiby Kletzky’s family was sitting shiva for him last week that said: “DO NOT share rumors, stories and information you have heard – at all!!”

Leiby's final journey: In Borough Park, a throng of Orthodox men escort the casket of murder victim Leiby Kletzky. Getty Images
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