Psychiatrists have also determined that Aron is mentally competent to stand trial and that he understands the charges against him.
The abduction and killing of Leiby Kletzky has Borough Park so wounded, families have vowed never to speak of it again — only to break the vow.
Rabbi Nachman Kletzky appeared on WMCA radio Saturday night making his first public comments since his 8-year-old son’s funeral.
“The ache in our hearts will remain forever,” Nachman and Itta Kletzky wrote in a statement. “We are certain that Leiby is now looking down from heaven and blessing us all.”
The Leiby Kletzky Memorial Fund has a goal of raising $1 million for needy families.
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.
Lawmakers gathered Wednesday outside the place where 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky was last seen alive and pledged to make a change.
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 the aftermath of the senseless and brutal murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, lawmakers want to encourage homeowners in residential areas to get their own surveillance gear.