Doctors say alleged child kidnapper and killer Levi Aron is a schizo whose family has a history of mental disorders, according to a psychological analysis obtained by the Associated Press.
Aron’s lawyer, Pierre Bazile, told the New York Post last week that the report showed Aron, 35, of Kensington, had schizoid tendencies.
“We are now evaluating whether his psychological condition meets the threshold for a mental disease or defect defense,” Bazile told The Post.
Aron’s legal team has said they are considering an insanity defense, but are waiting for a thorough analysis.
“The evaluators who evaluated Mr. Aron did identify some psychiatric disorders, and right now we’re going to have him evaluated by some defense experts,” Bazile told the New York Times.
The Associated Press reported that the evaluation described Aron as “flat,” and said his sister died while she was hospitalized for a similar condition.
“I sometimes hear voices,” Aron said in a jailhouse interview with the Daily News last week. “I don’t know what happened. I just panicked.”
Aron lured Leiby Kletzky, 8, of Borough Park, into his car on July 11 after the child got lost walking home from day camp, prosecutors allege.
The boy is believed to have been taken by Aron to a wedding upstate, then stayed the night at the plumbing supply store clerk’s home. The next day, Aron drugged and smothered the child and cut up his body to hide the evidence, according to prosecutors.
Police say Aron admitted to the crime in a chilling confession hours after he was arrested on July 13.
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