NY man accused of killing, dismembering boy pleads not guilty

(AP) - A New York City man accused of kidnapping anddismembering an 8-year-old boy who asked him for directions says hehears voices.A lawyer for Levi

NEW YORK - (AP) - A New York City man accused of kidnapping anddismembering an 8-year-old boy who asked him for directions says hehears voices.

A lawyer for Levi Aron told a judge Thursday that his clientalso told him he has had hallucinations.

Police and prosecutors say the 35-year-old Aron confessed toluring Leiby Kletzky to his home on Monday, and then smothering himand chopping him up when he learned that a search was under way forthe missing child.

Aron pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and kidnappingcharges. A judge ordered a psychological evaluation.

Aron entered a Brooklyn courtroom for the arraignment lookingdisheveled and pale.

As he was led out from the courthouse holding pens, otherinmates screamed obscenities at him.

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