BROOKLYN - Defense attorneys for Levi Aron said during a hearing today that their client's confession in the abduction, killing and dismemberment of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky was coerced.
Aron appeared in court via video conference from a jail cell and the judge allowed News 12 Brooklyn inside the court room.
The hearing was only to decide on a future court date. Aron's legal team has said it wants to move the trial out of Brooklyn, but that would be up to another judge and a different trial to decide.
Aron's lawyers are still pleading insanity for their client, arguing that police told him what to say in his initial statements after his arrest. They claim he is not sane enough to be aware of his actions.
Psychiatric evaluation: Levi Aron has personality disorder