BROOKLYN - The suspect in the kidnapping, killing and dismemberment of 8-year-old Brooklyn boy Leiby Kletzky has been found competent to stand trial.
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Attorney Jennifer McCann said outside court today that the finding was made following a psychiatric evaluation of her client, 35-year-old Levi Aron. She says the ruling does not preclude an insanity defense.
Aron entered a not guilty plea to all charges, including murder, during his arraignment. The judge also went over the results of his evaluation and said that the ability to stand trial only includes that Aron understands the nature and charges against him.
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