Levi Aron or the Butcher of Brooklyn pleads guilty today after he revealed the horrifying details of the way he murdered eight-year-old boy Leiby Kletzky. Leiby disappeared last summer from the insular Hasidic community of Borough Park, Brooklyn. The search ended with the discovery of his dismembered remains.
Just two days after Leiby went missing, Aron penned a confessional statement that described the way he killed the boy. 'He fought back a little bit until [sic] eventually he stopped breathing,' Aron wrote.
In a gruesome confession Aron told the courts that he smothered, dismembered and stuffed Leiby into a suitcase after abducting him from a Brooklyn street on July 11, 2011. All his answers comprised of single words with no additional details or emotional responses. 'I carried the body to the front room to start by placing him on the red mattress where I cut one leg at the hip.' He said that he then cut the body with a knife to properly put in the suitcase.
It is also important to mention here that according to a recent deal that has been made with the Brooklyn district attorney’s office, Aron would enter a guilty plea to murder, receiving up to life in prison, plus another 15 years for kidnapping. He will be formally charged on August 29. Lawyer for Aron has used insanity as his legal defense to save his client from life sentence. Meanwhile Leiby’s parents did not attend the hearing. S
tate Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who has served as a family spokesman, read a statement on the behalf which said: “Today we close the door on this one aspect of our tragedy and seek to remember only the gifts that God has bestowed,” Mr. Hikind said, “including the nine years Leiby was with us.”
A similar case of immense brutality and intense horror took place a few months when a low budget Canadian porn star known as Luka Rocco Magnotta send dismembered parts of victim’s body to different offices in Canada.
However, its strange and above all unfortunate that these people very easily escape death sentence even after committing most hideous and harrowing crimes.