Levi Aron, the man charged with the brutal murder and dismemberment of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, underwent a psychiatric examination Friday night. The murderer’s home at 466 East 2nd street in Kensington, Brooklyn, is still considered a crime scene. Aron lives with his uncle and his father, who owns the 3 story house.Kensington Investigators have dug up a part of the backyard for evidence, searching for any hints in the suspect’s history that would explain a motive for Leiby’s murder. Police sources say Aron’s family has said the suspect was in a car accident when he was 10 years old which changed his mental capacity. And in court Thursday, his defense attorney hinted that mental illness may have played a role.
Aron was working as a clerk in a hardware store near his home. Fellow employees said he came to work Tuesday, a day after the 8-year-old boy went missing. According to one of those employees, he even took part in the recital of Tehillim that Leiby would be found. And, sickingly, he even corrected the pronunciation of the Leiby’s name when it was mispronounced during a mi shebeirach said for Leiby.