Levi Aron Meets with Lawyers at Bellevue
Published : Monday, 18 Jul 2011, 5:29 PM EDT
MYFOXNY.COM - Levi Aron, who is being held at Bellevue Hospital, met with his lawyers Monday.
The two lawyers, hired by Aron's family, went to the criminal psychiatric ward of Bellevue and met with their client for a couple of hours. It was the first extended meeting the two have had with the suspected murderer of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky.
Attorney Gerard Marrone told reporters that their primary focus was to evaluate Aron's mental state.
On Friday, a Brooklyn judge ordered Aron's evaluation to determine if he is mentally competent to stand trial.
Legal experts say that mental competency just requires the defendant to be able to understand the charges and understand being part of legal proceedings.
But Aron's lawyers say they will seek an insanity plea for their client, who has admitted to police that he smothered and then then dismembered the little boy.
At Aron's home in the Kensington section of Brooklyn, crime scene investigators combed through his apartment collecting evidence. Over the weekend investigators seemed to focus on Aron's living room as the place Kletzky was murdered. Police confiscated a couch, chairs, a mattress, and a computer.
One neighbor said that Aron had tried to lure his young son into a car about six months ago.
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