|Published:||Aug 29, 2012 6:29 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 29, 2012 6:29 AM EDT|
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who admitted to kidnapping, killing and dismembering an 8-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy from Brooklyn is facing a prison sentence of 40 years to life in prison.
Levi Aron is expected to be sentenced today. He pleaded guilty earlier this month in the death of Leiby Kletzky (LY'-bee KLEHT'-skee).
The 36-year-old Aron admitted killing the child after the boy asked him for directions.
Leiby got lost on his way to day camp last July, the first time he had been allowed to walk alone. Aron took the boy upstate to Monsey, N.Y., where he attended a wedding before bringing Leiby to his apartment. When he noticed fliers with the boy's photo, he says he panicked, suffocated the boy and dismembered him.