Brooklyn, NY - In an exclusive interview, District Attorney Charles Hynes told VIN News that the murder of young Leibby Kletzky is taking the highest priority in his office. Two lawyers, one from crimes against children and another from homicide, have been assigned to handle the case which is being moved along as expeditiously as possible so that it can brought in front of a grand jury who will be asked to consider every possible charge allowable by law.
“We want the parents of this little baby to know that while we can’t bring him back, we can do whatever we can to bring justice to his memory,” said Hynes.
The maximum sentence that can be given in this case is twenty five years to life, but given the horrific nature of this crime Hynes felt confident that in this case it would be life without possibility of parole.
“Someone who commits a case like this should only leave the prison in a box,” said the District Attorney.
There is no death penalty in New York State and Hynes expressed his opinion that he would not want the death penalty in this case.
“I wouldn’t want to make it so easy on him,” explained Hynes. “Maybe a guillotine, a firing squad. A needle is simply not adequate for this individual.”
A grandfather of sixteen, some of whom are the same age as the murdered boy, Hynes admitted that there was no way to comprehend a tragedy of this magnitude. He pointed to his record as an advocate for small children and he vowed to continue his commitment to containing child abuse. LIAR - Ask Y.D. Kraus
His message to the Jewish community and the Kletzky family who are still reeling from the horror of Leiby’s murder was short and to the point.