October 22, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City man has pleaded guilty to charges he abducted and dismembered an 8-year-old boy.
Levi (LAY'-vee) Aron entered the plea Thursday in one of the city's most gruesome crimes in recent memory. It will result in a sentence of 40 years to life in prison.
Relatives of the victim, Leiby Kletzky (LY'-bee KLEHT'-skee), had said they supported the plea deal because they wanted to avoid the pain of a trial.
Police say Leiby got lost in Brooklyn after leaving a day camp. He asked the suspect for help before he was killed.
He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and kidnapping.
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