Levi Aron, wearing an orange jumpsuit and a full beard, entered a guilty plea earlier today as part of a deal that would result in a sentence of 40 years to life in prison.
The 36-year-old “Butcher of Brooklyn” murderer spoke in a whisper as he confessed the crime and answered questions from the judge at Thursday’s court appearance.
“You gotta speak loud enough so I can hear you,” the judge said.
Aron admitted to kidnapping Kletzky from his neighborhood in Borough Park and giving the boy a toxic mix of prescription and over-the-counter drugs before smothering him with a towel.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind was instrumental in negotiating the plea deal, saying that the Kletzky family agreed to the plea deal so as not to hear the gruesome details of their son’s death in court.
“Leiby was everyone’s child; everyone felt this pain and wanted to help,” Hikind said. “Today, we all remain a little more united.
Videos Courtesy of You Tube & The Associated Press