Aron has pleaded not guilty and has been undergoing a psychiatric exam at Bellevue Hospital. His attorney, Pierre Bazile, has said his client is hearing voices and said "I have some serious concerns about the defendant's mental state."
Leiby's parents, Nachman and Esty Kletzky, surrounded by relatives, took a short walk early this morning as they finished the traditional Jewish mourning period. They have been visited by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, and other dignitaries. Hynes said that the family has been told of the autopsy findings and of the indictment.
Tonight, Orthodox Jewish cantors will hold a special prayer service in memory of Leiby's memory at a synagogue in Borough Park, Brooklyn.
The Kletzy family has established a fund that would help anguished families in crisis. More information can be found and donations can be made at www.leibykletzkymemorialfund.com.