“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.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 14, 2011