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Nachman Kletzky Sues Leiby's Killer, Family

Rabbi Nachman Kletzky, the father of Leiby Kletzky, is filing a $100 million lawsuit against his killer, Levi Aron
By David Lev
First Publish: 6/21/2012, 4:02 PM

Leiby Kletzky
Leiby Kletzky
Arutz Sheva

Rabbi Nachman Kletzky, the father of Leiby Kletzky, the eight year old Boro Park youth who was kidnapped and murdered last year, is filing a $100 million lawsuit against his killer, Levi Aron, and Aron's family. Proceedings in the suit, which was first filed last August, began in recent days, Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service has learned.

The lawsuit, which was filed in a New York court, outlines in painful detail the torture and suffering Leiby underwent at the hands of his killer. As will be recalled, Aron was caught by police after he dismembered Leiby, stuffing body parts into a freezer, shopping bags, and a suitcase. Aron confessed to the murder, and is currently awaiting trial in prison. The lawsuit demands compensation for Leiby's pain and suffering, as well as for the family's suffering.

Leiby's father filed a lawsuit against not only Levi Aron, but against his father Jack as well. After Aron kidnapped Leiby as he walked home from day camp, Levi Aron held him in an attic apartment in the family home. The lawsuit against Jack Aron charges him with maintaining “dangerous and deadly conditions” in the attic, and failing to prevent Leiby's kidnapping, or discover him after he was taken.

Leiby's trial had been scheduled to start last November, but it was delayed after the defense requested a change of venue, claiming that Levi Aron could not get a fair trial in Brooklyn. That request was denied, but the court said that it would hear a motion for change of venue after the jury for the trial was assembled. Aron is currently being held in Riker's Island prison.