Levi Aron, Accused Of Killing 8-Year-Old Leiby Kletzky, Gives Jailhouse Interview

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new, twisted picture of Levi Aron is emerging courtesy of the accused child killer himself. In a jailhouse interview with the Daily News, he reportedly revealed why he allegedly took Leiby Kletzky’s life on that fateful day in Brooklyn.

As Aron awaits his court appearance, he spoke from the infirmary at Rikers Island. In the interview, he seemed detached about the brutal killing and butchering of the child.

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“I don’t know what happened. I just panicked,” Aron said, appearing to again confess to murdering and butchering the 8-year-old boy.

“It hurts too much to think about it,” Aron told the News, discussing what he referred to as “the incident.”

To most details, Aron merely said, “I don’t know.” He added only “I remember little things” and when asked why he took the boy and kept him, he said, “He looked familiar. I thought I knew him.”

Reporter Reuven Blau said Aron did not want to speak of the killing, the dismemberment or even the drugging of the child.

“He seemed like he was on some heavy medications. He was blinking a lot…When I pressed him about the incident, the killing…it seemed like he was ashamed and embarrassed by what happened.  It seemed like he understood this is wrong,” Blau said.

At the Brooklyn warehouse where Aron worked, his boss said no one suspected anything the day after the killing.

“He came in the next day, Tuesday morning as regular, and all I can say is that he flipped,” Ben Klein said.

Kletzky got lost on his way home. Aron spotted the boy and said he took him to a wedding in upstate Monsey. The next day, Aron said he panicked when he saw the missing child posters. That’s when he allegedly drugged and smothered Kletzky, who fought back to no avail. He then allegedly butchered Kletzky’s body.

A recent court-ordered psychiatric report found Aron to be mentally ill. Doctors who examined him at Kings County Hospital called him troubled and confused. Aron told doctors he hears voices which told him to hurt himself and others.

Aron’s sister was schizophrenic. According to doctors, Aron has suffered nightmares since the killing and has difficulty acknowledging what happened.

Aron has not been diagnosed as a schizophrenic and Dr. Paul Appelbaum, a psychiatrist not connected with the case, said that violence “is very unusual in schitzophrenia.”

“I remember little things,” Aron told the News.

Aron has pleaded not guilty, and has been found fit to stand trial. His attorneys are eyeing an insanity defense.

Aron is being held at Rikers Island in the infirmary, where he is on suicide watch.

Do you think Aron is insane? If convicted, what is the appropriate punishment in this case? Sound off in our comments section.

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  1. Wendy J. Colby says:

    Even shrinks say these guys cannot be helped. We need to put them immediately out of our misery and protect society from ever having to worry about that indiviual ever again. Immediate death.

  2. Bushelfoote says:

    Let’s try not to spend any more than we have to to do what needs be done in this case….My heart goes out to the little boy…Rest In Peace,O innocent child……And ROT IN HELL Levi Aron (or the closest thing WE have to it) til Jesus calls you up for the justice only HE can deliver…. ….

  3. DR. MENGLE,GOT TWINS? says:

    THE INCIDENT..HE WAS FREAKED OUT..HE GOT FRIGHTENED..THIS SLIME OF A MAN IS LOOKING TO SLIP AWAY FROM THIS HORRIBLE MURDER..YOU CAN SEE THIS RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES..POOR PITIFUL ME..CRIES THE MURDERER..MY MOMMY DIDNT HOLD ME OR BLOW MY NOSE..O WIPE MY ASS ETC…WE ARE BEING PLAYED LADIES AND GERMS..ITS ALMOST THE SAME THING WITH THE FRENCH LARD ASS WHO SAYS IT WAS THE MAIDS FAULT…BOTH THESE MEN DESERVE THE GAS CAMBER..CAUSE THEY ARE TWINS FROM THE SAME HOLE..YES ITS THE VICTIMS FAULT..HE WAS THERE AT THE WRONG TIME..SO ITS HE OR SHES FAULT..BOTH ARE PLAYIING THE SAME GAME..

  4. Moon Him says:

    Exile this Lunatic to the Moon on a 1 way ticket. But first ship him off to the Baikonur Cosmodrome to be re-habilitated into a Cosmonaut.

  5. Janet Moskowitz says:

    omfg give him a second chance, the only chance he should have is that NYC does to him, what he did to that little boy. Do not waste my tax dollars on this freak. As the bible says and eye for aneye, a tooth for a tooth.

  6. Carl says:

    and the devil has everyone believing its God in the night time sky, war is coming, but this time, all the self righteous will find God was up there, just not so close…

  7. thor's hammer says:

    given the source, the ny daily news. a long time ago it was a good paper. my dad used to read us the sunday comics. now, they give voice to a murderer. shame, but not totally shocking. sad more reasonable/”ethical” media chose to air the story. don’t want to hear a word he has to say, or his “court appointed ” (a.k.a good people of new york paid for) attorneys have to say. i’m sure my boss would let me take time off from work to do civic duty and be on jury duty. let us hear no more of/from this murderer. justice for leiby and his grieving family. remain silent criminal..

  8. gene says:

    unfortunately mr aron is getting what he professed and even affirmed that he wanted “fame”, and now hes got it, and gets even more, with this interview, his sick mind keeps feeding off this. The media has no conscience, they are only concerned with grabbing for headlines.

  9. DanTe says:

    Maybe they should dissect this guy and donate his body parts to save others.

  10. Harry says:

    There is only one kind of punishment which will prevent repeats of this kind of crimes. Tie him to a pole on 13 Avenue, and let the boys family and friends hit him with axes and stab him with knives. Let TV air it and show the whole world how he screams for his life.

    1. gene says:

      i seriously doubt that would be the reaction in the orthodox community.

      1. DOUBLE_CHINNED_PUPPETEER says:

        Why not? They’re human aren’t they?

      2. Bob Fowler says:

        Actually Gene, the Torah commands that a murderer be stoned to death, so you are kind of right. Why would you want to tie a guy to a pole and stab him when as a neighborhood you can stone him?

        You have little kids start, with little rocks that will tenderize Aron. Then bigger kids can start with rocks that will bruise and possibly break a bone or 2. Finally, Leiby’s family gets to drop the big rocks that will cave in his chest, smash his skull, and send him to meet his Maker, to pay eternally for what he did. Show it live, Tuesday @ 8pm on tv. Sponsors will pay through the nose to be a part of that broadcast. And society will be satisfied for a while that justice can be found.

  11. AC says:

    The comment above goes to all the sick freaks who feel the same way as Sigmund…… YOU ALL NEED MENTAL HELP!!!!

  12. A.C says:

    Sigmund, YOU ARE AS SICK AS THIS LUNATIC!!! Maybe if this were your child you would have a different opinion!!!! Sane or Not his JUDGEMENT DAY WILL COME, just as all of ours will & then he WILL have to answer for his sick, horrific actions. A boy baby was brutally killed in the worst way possible and regardless of his mental state, he needs to pay for his actions. The poor parents will NEVER get to see there little boy again all because some sick nutjob decided it was ok to take this childs life!!!! It’s a very sick & cruel world we live in & letting this MONSTER go free is NOT THE ANSWER!!!! You need prayer Sigmund!!!!

  13. PaPa Joe says:

    My wife and I had great difficulty in watching the news stories unfold. As a matter of fact we changed stations when this story began.. Neither of us has seen or heard ofanything as bad as this in our 70 years. Sure, there were horror stories about child abuse ( a term unheard of 50 years ago) over the years and child torture and murder like the two men who tortured and killed a 10 year old and tape recorded his anguished cries for their personal amusement, in England, years ago, but very little like this. This boy did NOTHING to deserve this. Whedther Areon is sane or not he needs to be punished as severely as possible.

  14. mike says:

    Mr Friut you are so correct that Mr Levi deserves a second chance. He is young and can be rehabilitated and returned to society.

    1. ashby11 says:

      Mike your just as crazy as fruit is…what if this were your child That was chopped up!?! Would you believe in second chances then?

    2. gene says:

      sure, why not. do you have a spare room for him to stay in?

  15. Justice for all even crazy people have rights says:

    There is no way he should stand trial .The guy is plain crazy.Normal people do not chop little kids up.He should be put away for life but not in prison.Hopefully this case will be tried following the law not public outcry.

  16. Jay says:

    Ur an a**hole sigmund fruit !!

    1. Sorceress says:

      Nothing like a little inbreeding to bring out the wackaloons. Sigmund Fruit and Levi Aron must be ‘kissing cousins’!

  17. ashby11 says:

    Sigmund fruit…your just a crazy and sick as Levi…he.deserves the worst possible punishment that could be given. He knew exactly what he was doing. Bc had he been in an actual panic he wouldn’t had planned out the murder w drugging This innocent child…he would have just killed the boy. You clearly must be related to him. I pray you don’t have children…bc people should be worried about your frame of mind.

  18. IGNORANTELEPHANTE WHERE ARE YOU!!!!!!!!!!! says:

    IGNORANTELEPHANTE WHERE ARE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

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