Friday, July 15, 2011
Horror and Tragedy in Brooklyn: 7 Blocks to Walk; A Boy Ends Up Brutally Murdered
After attending summer day camp Leiby Kletzky, an 8 year old Orthodox Jewish boy, was supposed to meet his parents after walking 7 blocks. But he became disoriented and lost his way. This is so tragic....sniff....and he asked the suspect for directions. From what I've heard, the little boy was tied up, suffocated, and then the suspect chopped his body up. This little boy's body parts were found in the freezer and in a trash bin. What makes this horrific tragedy even worse is the suspect is a man from their own neighborhood and of the same background. This monster is also an Orthodox Jew. This is so sad. My heart goes out to this boy's parents and the whole community in Brooklyn. It is sad that in today's times kids can no longer walk on the streets alone safely.
Do you think that this is a case which calls for the death penalty? I do. Unfortunately I don't think that New York has the death penalty. Maybe that will change due to this horrific crime? Do you think that we need the death penalty as a deterrent to crime?
An 8-year-old's grisly murder would shock any community, but there's an added layer of astonishment in this neighborhood because the alleged killer appears to hail from the same close-knit religious community as the victim.