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Man Gets 40 Years-to-Life for Killing 8-Year-Old Brooklyn Boy

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A New York City hardware store clerk who pleaded guilty to kidnapping, killing and dismembering a lost little boy was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years to life in prison.

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WNYC News

Levi Aron Behind Bars, But Borough Park Community Still Scarred

Friday, August 10, 2012

Levi Aron pleaded guilty to killing 8-year old Leiby Kletzky in court Thursday, and now faces 40 years to life in prison. The Borough Park community, where Leiby’s dismembered body was found in Aron’s refrigerator, is still coming to terms with the fact that it was a Jewish man and a neighbor who perpetrated one of the city’s most gruesome crimes in their backyard.

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WNYC News

Levi Aron Pleads Guilty in Death of Leiby Kletzky

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Levi Aron has formally pleaded guilty to the gruesome murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, a little more than a year ago. The plea guarantees a sentence of 40 years to life for the 36-year-old Aron, who waived his right to appeal. It also puts an end to a case that attracted international attention.

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WNYC News

Deal Offered in Leiby Kletzky Murder

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The man accused of killing and dismembering an 8-year-old Borough Park boy has been offered a plea deal, according to a spokesman for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.

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WNYC News

150 Cameras to Be Installed in Leiby's Brooklyn Neighborhood

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Brooklyn neighborhood where schoolbook 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky was plucked off the street and killed last summer will get 150 new surveillance cameras in his honor.

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Levi Aron, Accused of Killing Borough Park Boy, Deemed Competent to Stand Trial

Thursday, August 04, 2011

The man accused of kidnapping and killing an 8-year-old boy from Borough Park has been found competent to stand trial. The finding was announced by Levi Aron's lawyers after he pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn State Supreme Court Thursday morning.

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WNYC News

Levi Aron Found Fit to Stand Trial in Brooklyn Child Murder Case

Thursday, August 04, 2011

The man accused of brutally killing an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy was found competent to stand trial. This comes after a a grand jury indicted Levi Aron, 33, who then claimed to hear voices in in his head. The court-ordered ordered a psychiatric evaluation in July.

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WNYC News

Memorial Fund for Slain Brooklyn Boy Nets $75K in First Day

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A fund set up to honor a slain Brooklyn boy received more than $75,000 its the first 24 hours.

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WNYC News

Leiby's Law Would Create 'Safe Haven' for Distressed Kids

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Following the abduction and killing of an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy last week, Borough Park City Councilmember David Greenfield has proposed legislation to create so-called safe havens for kids to seek refuge.

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WNYC News

Group Raises Funds for Torah Scroll in Honor of Slain Boy

Monday, July 18, 2011

A Borough Park group is raising money to dedicate a Torah scroll in memory of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, who was killed after he was abducted on his way home from day camp last week.

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WNYC News

Man Accused of Killing Brooklyn Boy Wanted His Own Kids, Ex Says

Friday, July 15, 2011

The hardware store clerk accused of brutally killing a Brooklyn boy frequented karaoke bars, dreamed of appearing on "American Idol" and wanted kids of his own some day, his ex-wife told WNYC.

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Borough Park Shomrim Patrol, Often Called Before 911, Led Search for Boy

Friday, July 15, 2011

The disappearance of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky who was found dead this week unleashed a vast volunteer search effort by the ultra-Orthodox community in Borough Park, Brooklyn — an effort spearheaded by the Borough Park Shomrim, a highly organized citizens watch brigade that works as an NYPD auxiliary.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Case of Leiby Kletzky

Friday, July 15, 2011

David Greenfield, New York City Councilman (D-44) representing Bensonhurst, Midwood and Borough Park, and WNYC reporter Fred Mogul discuss the community's reaction to the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky.

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WNYC News

Man Accused of Killing Brooklyn Boy Was 'Creepy,' 'Emotionless'

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The man accused of abducting and brutally killing an 8-year-old boy in Borough Park, Brooklyn, this week was "creepy" and kept to himself, according to co-workers and neighbors.

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WNYC News

Boy's Killing Leaves Parents Wondering at What Age Kids Can Walk Alone

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The shocking abduction and killing of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn this week has many city parents revisiting an age-old debate: What's the right age to let a child walk to school alone?

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WNYC News

Suspect in Brooklyn Boy Killing Pleads Not Guilty

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The suspect in the grisly killing of an 8-year old Brooklyn boy was arraigned on charges of murder and kidnapping in the first degree Thursday as law enforcement officials revealed more details of the gruesome slaying.

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WNYC News

Thousands Gather for Brooklyn Boy's Funeral

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thousands of Hasidic Jews flocked to Borough Park Wednesday night for the funeral of Leiby Kletzky, the 8-year-old boy who was found dead and dismembered on Wednesday morning.

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WNYC News

Borough Park Reels at News of Boy's Death

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thousands of people crammed into a Borough Park, Brooklyn, synagogue and the adjacent blocks Wednesday night to mourn the death of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, who was found murdered and dismembered early Wednesday morning.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn Community Reacts to Boy's Murder

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Borough Park, Brooklyn, is reeling from the news that 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, whose disappearance Monday sparked a massive, two-day search, was found murdered and dismembered on Wednesday morning.

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WNYC News

Missing Brooklyn Boy's Remains Found in Freezer

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

An eight-year-old boy who disappeared in the heavily Jewish neighborhood of Borough Park, Brooklyn two days ago was found dead and severed into pieces Wednesday morning. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said a suspect has made statements implicating himself in the murder and told investigators he killed Leiby Kletzky after noticing that the search for the child was intensifying.

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