“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.
From near and far, the Kletzky family is surrounded by a grieving community and some are coming from thousands of miles away to pay their respects.
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.
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.
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.
As police continue to gather evidence in the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, investigators are forming a more comprehensive profile of their suspect, Levi Aron.
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.