Levi Aron appeared in Brooklyn Criminal Court yesterday via web cam from Bellvue Hospital for routine pre-trial motions and to schedule a new trial date. Last summer, Aron admitted killing and dismembering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky but later changed his plea to not guilty. His attorneys are expected to try an insanity defense.
Accused killer of Brooklyn boy back in court
NEW YORK (News12) - An accused child killer from Brooklyn made an appearance in court via web cam yesterday.
Levi Aron appeared in Brooklyn Criminal Court for pre-trial motions and to reschedule a new court date
Police say Aron kidnapped 8-year-old Leiby Kletzy in July 2011, and brought him to a wedding in Rockland County. They say Aron then brought the boy back to his Brooklyn apartment, killed the child and dismembered his body.
Prosecutors yesterday asked for Aron\'s psychiatric records from Bellevue Hospital where he\'s being held. Lawyers for Aron say the man will plead not guilty, and they have prepared an insanity defense for when the case goes to trial.
Aron is due back in court May 25.