Levi, who cops say has confessed, pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn Supreme Court Thursday and was declared mentally fit to proceed with the case. Hiot the jump to read the rest of the story.
“I’m famous,” Levi Aron bragged to cops after his arrest in the killing of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, records show.
After he was busted for the brutal murder and dismemberment of the Borough Park, Brooklyn, boy, the observant Jew told officers he doesn’t keep kosher and a meal from McDonald’s is fine, according to court documents. He eventually settled on Chinese food.
He also said he’s hearing voices. “The voices are telling him to take his own life for what he did,” a police account said.
A psychiatric examination determined that Aron is fit, his lawyers said. He had been locked up in Bellevue Hospital Center since being charged.
In a chilling written confession about the July 12 slaying, Aron, of Kensington, Brooklyn, recounted in neat type how he “panicked” upon seeing fliers about the missing Orthodox boy.
“I went for a towel to smother him,” he wrote. “He fought back a little bit until eventually he stopped breathing.”
The 35-year-old suspect appeared shackled, with head bowed, and said nothing in court. His next appearance was scheduled to Oct. 14.