Brooklyn Man Who Killed, Dismembered Boy's Body To Plead Guilty

Crime, Law and JusticeJustice SystemLevi AronLeiby Kletzky

A murder case that captured attention of people around the world could come to a conclusion Thursday in a Brooklyn courtroom.

Levi Aron is expected to plead guilty to murder under a plea deal and serve 40 years to life in prison for the killing of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky.

On July 11th, 2011, Kletzky was kidnapped after he got lost on the first day he was allowed to walk home from day camp alone.

Prosecutors say he asked Aron for directions. But instead of helping him, Aron, who is also a member of Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish community, is accused of luring him to his apartment where he allegedly drugged and murdered the boy before hacking up his body.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind is expected to read a statement in court from the boy's parents who approved of the plea deal.

In the past Hikind has told PIX11 News he believes Aron is competent and should be punished. "We want to make sure that this individual spends the rest of his life in jail."

The plea deal should make it easier on the family because they will not have to go through a trial that would surely be graphic and difficult.

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