Levi Aron, the man who abducted, drugged, killed and chopped into pieces 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky in July 2011 has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.
On July 11, Aron kidnapped Kletzky on 18th Avenue in Borough Park as the boy walked home from day camp. The community organized a large-scale search for Keltzky, and using video surveillance authorities eventually tracked down Aron.
They found portions of the boy’s dismembered body in Aron’s refrigerator in his Kensington apartment, as well as in a dumpster in Park Slope.
Aron was charged with murder after confessing to the crime. There was initially concern about whether Aron was fit to stand trial, but a judge gave prosecutors the green light after a review from a court psychiatrist. After further attempts by his lawyers to show mental instability – including that he is the victim of inbreeding – Aron eventually pleaded guilty.