Leiby Kletzky

Forty years for Leiby Kletzky killer Levi Aron

By Jennifer Lipman, August 30, 2012

The man who murdered and dismembered an eight-year-old boy in one of the most shocking incidents in the memory of New York's Charedi community has been sentenced.

Levi Aron was told he would spend 40 years behind bars for killing Leiby Kletzky last July.


Leiby Kletzky killer Levi Aron pleads guilty

By Jennifer Lipman, August 10, 2012

The killer of an eight-year-old Charedi boy in New York last year has admitted his guilt.


Leiby Kletzky accused set to plead guilty to murder

By Jennifer Lipman, August 2, 2012

The alleged killer of an eight-year-old Charedi boy from New York is expected to plead guilty to his murder.

Levi Aron initially confessed to abducting and dismembering Leiby Kletzky days after the boy went missing on the way home from summer camp, but later said pleaded not guilty.


Lawyer: Accused Leiby killer mentally deficient due to 'inbreeding'

By Jennifer Lipman, December 23, 2011

The lawyer for the man charged with the brutal murder of a Chasidic child in August has suggested that his client’s mental state was due to "inbreeding" in the strictly Orthodox community.


Lawyer: Murder confession 'false' in Leiby Kletzky case

By Jennifer Lipman, October 25, 2011

The lawyer for a man accused of the shocking and brutal murder of an eight-year-old boy from a Chasidic Jewish community in New York has claimed his client was pushed into confessing to the crime.

Levi Aron, who admitted to killing Leiby Kletzky in July after the boy's dismembered body parts were found in a suitcase and at Aron's home, appeared at a court hearing in Brooklyn on Monday.


Lipa Schmeltzer: a song for Leiby Kletzy

By Jennifer Lipman, August 11, 2011
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Lipa Schmeltzer has made a musical tribute to the murdered child Leiby Kletzky, blending photographs, CCTV footage and scenes from the recording studio.


Not guilty plea in Leiby Kletzky murder case

By Jennifer Lipman, August 4, 2011

A man charged with murdering and dismembering an eight-year-old Jewish boy has pleaded not guilty.

Levi Aron underwent a psychiatric assessment after he was charged with the shocking murder of Leiby Kletzky last month.

But he was declared competent to stand trial and has now pleaded not guilty in a Brooklyn court.


Solving the Leiby Kletzky murder case

By Jennifer Lipman, July 22, 2011
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How one amateur sleuth found the CCTV tapes that helped catch an alleged killer.


Outpouring of support for Leiby Kletzky memorial charity

By Jennifer Lipman, July 22, 2011

More than £79,000 has been raised for needy children following an outpouring of support for the family of murdered Chasidic boy Leiby Kletzky.

The Leiby Kletzky Memorial Fund was launched as a way for the family to preserve the memory of the eight-year-old, who was kidnapped and killed earlier this month.


Man indicted for murder, kidnap of Brooklyn boy

By Jennifer Lipman, July 21, 2011

A medical examination into the death of a murdered Chasidic child has revealed that he was drugged by his killer.

According to New York officials, before Leiby Kletzky was smothered he was given a cocktail of a muscle relaxant, an anti-psychotic substance and pain medications.