Levi Aron faces up to life in prison without possibility of parole if convicted, Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes announced early Wednesday evening. Aron’s arraignment is scheduled for July 28.
It has been a week since the dismembered body of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky was found, and today CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman has learned exclusive details regarding the case.
On Monday morning, more boxes of evidence were collected and removed from Levi Aron’s Kensington, Brooklyn home. Over the weekend, investigators took dozens of pieces of evidence, including furniture and his car.
It’s been a working weekend for the Brooklyn district attorney’s office, which is trying to make sure the case is air-tight against Leiby Kletzky’s alleged killer, Levi Aron.
They are the first line of defense in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods and when 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky went missing, they were the first to respond.
In Borough Park and surrounding neighborhoods where the Jewish Sabbath is strictly observed, there was silence on the street as Jewish congregations across the city reflected on the murder of 9-year-old Leiby Kletzky.
Throughout the morning and afternoon Friday, a stream of visitors entered the family’s apartment for the Jewish custom of shiva, or seven days of intense mourning.
The nightmare in Brooklyn continued Friday afternoon as police dug in the backyard of the home of accused killer Levi Aron. Meanwhile, the family of Leiby Kletzky is thanking all who have kept them in their thoughts and prayers.
In between games, players of the Jewish Softball League in Crown Heights and members of the community stepped out onto the field Thursday night to pay tribute to 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky.
There were shouts of “murderer” as accused killer Levi Aron was put in a police car and taken to court in Brooklyn Thursday. Extra police rushed into the street to clear the crowd.
As the hearse carrying Leiby Kletzky’s body made its way to a final goodbye, a sea of humanity parted in silence. It was a final, respectful bow to a boy who trusted a stranger and died because of it.
Many residents who had taken part in the search for 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky are now mourning the loss of the young boy.
The search for Leibby Kletzky continued Tuesday night more than a day after the 9-year-old boy from Borough Park went missing. A new surveillance video is being seen as a possible lead in the disappearance.
Pablo Negron, 26, was charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Jose Rivera, 22, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with evidence.
DA Charles J. Hynes said the body shop caused “enhanced damage” to cars brought into their shop “thereby increasing the profit margin.”