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Levi Aron Charged in Murder of Leiby Kletzky; Lawyer Says Aron Hears Voices


“His demeanor is not good,” said Pierre Bazile today in court, where he represented Levi Aron, the 35-year-old Brooklyn man charged today with the abduction and murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky. Aron did not enter a plea and is being held without bail on charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping. Bazile claimed Aron hears voices and hallucinates, which might explain the bizarre and detached confession he gave police, and a psychiatric evaluation has been ordered. Aron reportedly giggled and showed “no remorse” during questioning. He denies sexually assaulting Kletzky, though his behavior may indicate otherwise.


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