From the offices of Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes:
DEFENDANT ADMITTED HE KIDNAPPED AND MURDERED THE BOY AND WILL BE SENTENCED TO 40 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON
Brooklyn, August 9, 2012 – Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes today announced the guilty plea of Levi Aron, 36, to Murder in the Second Degree and Kidnapping in the Second degree. He will receive a sentence of 40 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on August 29, 2012.
“With this guilty plea, I hope the process of healing and hopefully closure can begin for the Kletzky family and community,” said District Attorney Hynes. “No one should ever forget what happened to Leiby Kletzky but we can all take solace that Levi Aron will never, ever be able to hurt anyone again.”
On July 11, 2011, Aron abducted Kletzky from the vicinity of 18th Avenue and Dahill Road, in Brooklyn. Aron then took the child to Aron’s apartment, at 466 East 2nd St., also in Brooklyn, where Aron killed him.
The case is being handled by Counsel to the Homicide Bureau Julie Rendelman and Unit Chief in the Sex Crimes/Crimes Against Children Division Linda Weinman. Kenneth Taub is Chief of the Homicide Bureau. Rhonnie Jaus is Chief of the Sex Crimes/Crimes Against Children Division.