BK man pleads guilty in boy's dismemberment death

(AP) - A New York City man has pleaded guilty to charges he abducted and dismembered an 8-year-old boy.Levi Aron entered the plea Thursday in

NEW YORK - (AP) - A New York City man has pleaded guilty to charges he abducted and dismembered an 8-year-old boy.

Levi 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, 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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A violent brawl captured on video Thursday night 1 City Island restaurant brawl captured on video
A 21-year-old was critically injured after crashing his 2 21-year-old critically injured in crash on Bronx River Parkway
The victim's family tells News 12 emergency officials 3 VIDEO: Fatal apartment fire on Andrews Avenue
Weekend Travel Advisory, 2/24 to 2/26 4 Weekend Travel Advisory, 2/24 to 2/26
Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence, or BRAG, says 5 Group celebrates 1 year without shootings in target area

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE