Speaking Point: Why did Levi Aron kidnap and kill Leiby Kletzky? And will he get away with it because he's mentally ill? Ask Dr. Carole Lieberman, a Forensic Psychiatrist and Expert Witness who has been retained in over 200 cases - criminal and civil - including many high profile cases.
Speaking Point: Levi Aron has been taken to the Forensic Unit at Bellevue Hospital, where Dr. Lieberman trained. She can tell you what will happen next.
Speaking Point: What is Aron's diagnosis? Dr. Lieberman will tell you what psychiatrists are looking for and what the most likely diagnosis is.
Speaking Point: Did he sexually abuse Leiby before he killed him? Dr. Lieberman says "yes." So far the coroner has not found evidence of abuse, but there are sex crimes that don't necessarily leave evidence.
Speaking Point: Why would little Leiby have gone with Aron?
Speaking Point: What does Aron's ex-wife have to say that sheds a lot of light on the situation?
Speaking Point: Will he be found competent to stand trial? Will he escape conviction if he is found mentally ill? What's the difference between incompetent to stand trial and not guilty by reason of insanity?
Speaking Point: At what age should parents allow their children to walk the streets alone in today's world?
Speaking Point: Why did the family hide Aron away in the attic instead of getting him ongoing psychiatric treatment? Who failed him and the little boy? His family? Psychiatrists? Others?
Speaking Point: What could have been done to prevent this outcome?