40-year sentence for Brooklyn boy’s killer

A hardware store clerk was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years to life in prison  after pleading guilty to kidnapping, killing and dismembering a lost little boy,  bringing an end to a gruesome crime that horrified a tight-knit Orthodox Jewish  community in Brooklyn.

Levi  Aron had pleaded guilty this month to lesser charges in a deal that spared  him a criminal trial and the possibility of life in prison without parole. When  asked Wednesday if he wanted to speak at his sentencing hearing, the 37-year old  whispered “no.” He will be eligible for parole in 40 years.

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