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Saturday, July 23, 2011

LEVI ARON: Attorney for accused butcher of Leiby Kletzky resigns; suspect Levi Aron eligible for death penalty!


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BY JOHN MARZULLI AND OREN YANIV / DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS / 
Friday, July 22nd 2011, 4:00 AM.


Suspect Levi Aron (above) is eligible for federal death penalty because he took 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky across state lines.
Suspect Levi Aron (above) is eligible for federal death penalty because he took 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky across state lines - Louis Lanzano/Pool.

An attorney for the accused butcher of Brooklyn boy Leiby Kletzky abruptly resigned Thursday night, saying his conscience prevented him from going on.
Gerard Marrone, one of two attorneys defending Levi Aron, said he bowed out because of "the horrific way this boy was killed."
"I have three little boys," he said. "You can't look at your kids and then look at yourself in the mirror, knowing that a little boy, who's close in age to my eldest son, was murdered so brutally."
As Aron was left with one attorney, Pierre Bazile, legal experts told the Daily News the suspect is eligible for the federal death penalty because he took Leiby across state lines.
"That crime is punishable by up to life in prison or the death penalty," said former federal prosecutor Morris Fodeman.

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