Victim’s family consults with Judge; Levi Aron expected to take plea deal
After careful consultation with the victim’s family, a Judge has offered Levi Aron a plea deal. Aron is expected to plead guilty in exchange for 40 years to life in prison with no chance of parole. The victim’s family and the local community are spared the pain of having to relive the experience through a lengthy trial.
“They didn’t want to go through a trial just because, I think everyone could imagine, to have to listen to the horror, to have to listen to the details,” said Brookyn assemblyman Dov Hikind, a local representative that has acted as a spokesman for the Kletzky family.
Aron, a quiet loner in New York’s largest community of Hasidic Jews was arrested last year for the brutal murder and dismemberment of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky. Aron abducted Kletzky when he got lost on his way home from a religious camp in New York.
When approached to confirm whether or not his client will plead guilty, Aron’s defense attorney Jennifer McCann stated, “I will neither confirm nor deny that, I have no comment.” The Kletzky family is expected to read statements showing their remorse but faithful perseverance in court sometime next week.
Aashiq Nazim, Wild About Trial
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