Accused child killer Levi Aron is expected to plead guilty next week to abducting, killing and dismembering Leiby Kletzky, an 8-year-old who was kidnapped when he got lost walking home from day camp in Borough Park last July, according to two sources close to the case.
A tentative plea deal calls for a sentence of 40 to 60 years in prison for Aron, but the details could still change, one source said. A second source said talks about the length of Aron's prison term are continuing.
Aron's attorney Jennifer McCann declined to comment. A spokesman for the Brooklyn DA declined to comment. Aron's next court hearing is scheduled for Aug. 9.
Kletzky went missing July 11 of last year while walking home from religious day camp, the first time he was allowed to walk by himself. He missed his turn and got lost, and police say he approached Aron for help.
About two days later, the boy's severed feet were found in the freezer at Aron's apartment, along with bloody knives and a carving board. The rest of the boy's body was found in a red suitcase in a trash bin several blocks away. His legs had been cut from his torso.
According to prosecutors, Aron admitted he killed the boy after he panicked when he saw posters with the child's photo. After the two met on the street, Aron took the boy to a wedding upstate, then to his apartment. wnbc