Leiby Kletzky's killer sentenced to life in prison

NEW YORK (AP) - The man who admitted to kidnapping, killing and dismembering an 8-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy from Brooklyn has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.

Levi Aron pleaded guilty earlier this month in the death of Leiby Kletzky. The 36-year-old Aron admitted killing the child after the boy asked him for directions.

Leiby got lost on his way to day camp last July, the first time he had been allowed to walk alone. Aron took the boy to Monsey, where he attended a wedding before bringing Leiby to his apartment. When he noticed fliers with the boy's photo, he says he panicked, suffocated the boy and dismembered him.

The Kletzky family did not attend today's sentencing. BK man pleads guilty in boy's dismemberment death Levi Aron expected to plead guilty in boy's murder

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