Community begins to move on after Aron sentencing

For members of the local Orthodox Jewish community, including the parents of Leiby Kletzky, Levi Aron?s life sentence means they can start to move on

NEW SQUARE - For members of the local Orthodox Jewish community, including the parents of Leiby Kletzky, Levi Aron?s life sentence means they can start to move on from the tragedy.

Aron was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison today for Kletzky?s murder and dismemberment.

Yossi Gestetner, of Spring Valley, says for his community the boy?s murder was akin to the crime of the century. It hit the tight-knit community so hard because the killer was also an Orthodox Jew.

?There's obviously many people who would say he should have deserved the death penalty, but again this is New York, this is the justice system that we have,? Gestetner says.

In a letter read aloud at the sentencing, Kletzky?s father said, ?Today we close the door on this one aspect of our tragedy.?

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