Levi Aron is expected to plead guilty today to the murder of Leiby Kletzky before Supreme Court Justice Neil Jon Firetog (320 Jay St., Brooklyn, 21st floor, 7th part, 2:15 pm). Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn), who was asked by the Kletzky family to appear and speak on their behalf, will read a statement from Nachman and Esther Kletzky, Leiby’s parents.

“The Kletzkys are eager to see this concluded and grateful to D.A. Hynes,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “They are hopeful that a deal for 40-years-to-life will be accepted because the last thing they want is to relive the horror of losing their child.

“Nachman and Esther are remarkable individuals whose strength and faith remain undiminished, despite their profound loss. Following Leiby’s shiva–the first week of week of mourning–the family released a statement thanking G-d for the nearly nine beautiful years that He entrusted them with Leiby’s pure soul. The statement I’ve been asked to deliver today, one year later, is a profound message of faith in G-d and faith in humanity.

“In the years that I’ve had the honor of representing this community, I’ve never been prouder of the people that I represent,” the Assemblyman continued. “While what happened to Leiby was certainly the worst tragedy that’s ever happened to us, the unity we saw here–and from people everywhere on behalf of this child–was almost beyond belief. Leiby was everyone’s child; everyone felt this pain and wanted to help. Today, we all remain a little more united.”

Source: Press Release


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