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Leiby Kletzky Was Drugged Before Murder


Leiby Kletzky, the 8-year-old Brooklyn boy kidnapped and murdered last week, was given drugs before he was suffocated. The medical examiner’s office announced today that Kletzky died from asphyxiation, as previously believed, but also from an overdose of pills, including Vicodin and Tylenol, something suspect Levi Aron left out of his confession last week, in which he claimed to have smothered Leiby with a towel. The official cause of death was “intoxication by the combined effects of cyclobenzaprine (muscle relaxant) , quetiapine (antipsychotic), hydrocodone (pain medication), and acetaminophen (Tylenol), followed by smothering.”


This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 20, 2011


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