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 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.