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Child-Slaying Suspect Has Disorder (Levi Aron)
AP via The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 10, 2011 | unnattributed

Posted on 08/11/2011 7:44:36 AM PDT by truthkeeper

NEW YORK — A man charged with killing and dismembering an 8-year-old boy is confused and apathetic, a "practically blank" personality whose younger sister died while institutionalized with schizophrenia, according to a psychiatric evaluation obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.

The court-ordered evaluation of Levi Aron found him fit to stand trial on murder charges in the death of Leiby Kletzky. Details in the report from a psychiatrist and psychologist at Kings County Hospital show the 35-year-old suspect is deeply troubled, and has given authorities conflicting accounts of his life and his mental and physical history.

A psychologist diagnosed him with an adjustment disorder and a personality disorder with schizoid features.

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by disintegration of thought processes and diminished emotional responsiveness. A person is more likely to have it if a close family member, such as his sister who died, has it.

"His mood is neutral, practically blank," the psychologist wrote. "The only time he seems to show any emotional response is when he is asked difficult questions about the reason for his incarceration."

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: psycho

1 posted on 08/11/2011 7:44:39 AM PDT by truthkeeper
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2 posted on 08/11/2011 7:46:07 AM PDT by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012!)
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To: truthkeeper

“The court-ordered evaluation of Levi Aron found him fit to stand trial...”

That’s what matters. We already knew he was screwed up.


3 posted on 08/11/2011 7:47:09 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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4 posted on 08/11/2011 7:51:11 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: nuconvert

He killed and dismembered an 8 year old child. No sh!t he has a disorder. One that needs to be rectified with a strong dose of medication.


5 posted on 08/11/2011 7:52:47 AM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: truthkeeper

He has a serious lead deficiency. About 230 grains or so should cure him.


6 posted on 08/11/2011 7:54:25 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: truthkeeper
A man charged with killing and dismembering an 8-year-old boy is confused and apathetic,

If he's apathetic, then we won't mind very much when he gets the needle.

7 posted on 08/11/2011 7:55:45 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Repubs and Dems are arguing whether to pour 9 or 10 buckets of gasoline on a burning house.)
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To: nuconvert
That’s what matters. We already knew he was screwed up.

No kidding.

"the 35-year-old suspect is deeply troubled"

You don't say? That's a surprise! /s
8 posted on 08/11/2011 7:55:52 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: truthkeeper

The Lone Star State has the cure.


9 posted on 08/11/2011 7:55:59 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: nuconvert
"...right now we are investigating whether or not his disorders are sufficient to meet the not guilty by reason of mental disease or mental defect threshold," he said.
The records filled in a few blanks about Aron's life, which was lived mostly alone except for a few impulsive decisions, such as moving to Memphis to get married to a woman he met online and had met in person only twice. They divorced after a few years. Aron was employed as a hardware clerk, and earlier as a supermarket worker and a caterer.
Aron spent much of his time online, and made a lot of audio and video recordings of himself doing karaoke. He lived alone in a home owned by his father and step mother, his brother lived in a separate apartment. His mother died about seven years ago.

If these behaviors meet the "mental defect threshold" I'd say half the country of is in trouble.

10 posted on 08/11/2011 7:56:59 AM PDT by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012!)
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To: truthkeeper

And thanks for the ping.


11 posted on 08/11/2011 7:57:04 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Lurker

He also has a serious sodium deficiency. An extremely large dose of Sodium Pentothal would cure him also.


12 posted on 08/11/2011 7:58:11 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: ZX12R

You’re welcome, glad to have you here.


13 posted on 08/11/2011 7:58:32 AM PDT by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012!)
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To: truthkeeper

“35-year-old suspect is deeply troubled”

Really? I wonder what tipped them off to that?


14 posted on 08/11/2011 8:01:31 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: nuconvert

I was raised in the neighborhood the poor little boy was from. When I was a kid there in the late 1950s through 1975, attrocities like that were unheard of. The only horror stories you heard were from the Holocaust survivors who were our neighbors. Aron is fit to stand trial and I hope the jury is serious about convicting and sentencing him to death.


15 posted on 08/11/2011 8:07:15 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: truthkeeper

Unfortunately, New York does not have a death penalty. The appellate court ruled it “unconstitutional”. This POS will sit in a cushy prison for the rest of his pathetic life.

Funny how no family member or friend of this bastard comes forward to say he was a mental case. You don’t just wake up one day and become schizophrenic.


16 posted on 08/11/2011 8:07:46 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: Lurker

The type of lead injector is very important, though, for that therapy.

You really can’t lowball what type you use.


17 posted on 08/11/2011 8:08:01 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: truthkeeper

Married after meeting ‘on line’??

C R E E P Y


18 posted on 08/11/2011 8:08:28 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: MPJackal

strong medication? How about 20 feet of strong rope.


19 posted on 08/11/2011 8:09:12 AM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: truthkeeper
I think we could assume the man is ‘troubled’ - even insane. Not many ‘normal’ people commit such heinous acts.

Ain't we lucky to have psychiatry to discern such things?

The only considerations in these cases should be: "Did he do it?"

If so, Never again should he be allowed outside of a cage - and/or what is the purpose of his continued existence?

20 posted on 08/11/2011 8:10:18 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: truthkeeper

A parent’s nightmare. Even if the guy was known to be mentally disturbed beforehand, did anyone know he was this disturbed?


21 posted on 08/11/2011 8:10:53 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: truthkeeper

Obvious anyone who dismembers a body has issues...but this guy picked up a kid alone off the street. That makes a statement of itself...... murders and dismembers the kid. Guilty as charged IMO. Everything else is simply going to be used to the advantage of his attorney to win the case.

I am for the death penalty so in this case would have no problem with that for this guy.

Every murderer pleads insanity....it’s the get out of jail free card.


22 posted on 08/11/2011 8:11:34 AM PDT by caww
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To: SoldierDad

Odd ... seems to me he has a severe nitrogen deficiency. Breathing pure, dry nitrogen for two hours or so will cure him.


23 posted on 08/11/2011 8:12:07 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: LottieDah

“I hope the jury is serious about convicting and sentencing him to death.”

Sentencing him and carrying out the sentence are 2 different things.


24 posted on 08/11/2011 8:14:49 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: truthkeeper
"...has given authorities conflicting accounts of his life and his mental and physical history."

I've known con artists who do the same thing.

25 posted on 08/11/2011 8:18:48 AM PDT by davisfh (Islam is a mental illness with global social consequences)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe
You don’t just wake up one day and become schizophrenic.

Actually, he didn't even pass that test. They say "personality disorder with schizoid features."

26 posted on 08/11/2011 8:24:11 AM PDT by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012!)
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To: truthkeeper

The fact that he made an attempt to hide the body makes it evident that he knew what he was doing was wrong. Anyone who wants to let him escape justice deserves to have him as a next-door neighbor.


27 posted on 08/11/2011 8:28:22 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: KarlInOhio
Needle hell, take him about 20 miles out in the Atlantic and cum the waters really good before throwing his ass over board.
28 posted on 08/11/2011 8:28:42 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: truthkeeper

Gosh, I sure do feel sorry for this guy. Maybe his mommy and daddy didn’t buy him an ice cream cone when he was little. That would surely justify him murdering and cutting up an innocent boy. If the Democrats have trouble executing him, why, just build a large model of a womb, put him in it, and abort him.


29 posted on 08/11/2011 8:42:28 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: mbynack

Right, let this creep babysit YOUR kids.


30 posted on 08/11/2011 8:43:56 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: nuconvert

I realize that.


31 posted on 08/11/2011 8:48:18 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: truthkeeper

Like Michael Savage said weeks ago. Take this “troubled” man and throw him in the worst prison in the country. Give the guards a ten minute break and let the boys have their way with him. Something tells me he won’t be raping and dismembering boys anymore.


32 posted on 08/11/2011 8:49:48 AM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: truthkeeper

All that’s very interesting. But it’s immaterial to the fact that he murdered a small boy.

Try, convict, execute. No excuses.


33 posted on 08/11/2011 8:57:44 AM PDT by jimt
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To: truthkeeper

Well, yes, he is mentally unbalanced. No ordinary citizen would lure, kill, and dismember a child. And??? He needs to be locked up for what he has done.


34 posted on 08/11/2011 9:01:28 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: truthkeeper

What a sad, strange twist of fate that this poor little kid would approach this one guy out of millions.

Still praying for the parents, they must be in such pain.


35 posted on 08/11/2011 9:06:59 AM PDT by keat
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To: truthkeeper

If he is a diagnosed schizophrenic, he would be so far gone that the actual brain damage associated with schizophrenia would be evident on a CAT scan. That is, such damaged is often pronounced and obvious (and likewise a terminal illness), so it would put to rest any subjective determinations of his sanity.

And, if he had such damage, he needs to be in an asylum for the criminally insane, forced to take medications that won’t help his condition, but will just reduce some of the more grotesque symptoms, until he dies.

If he doesn’t show such damage, off to prison with him, “do svidaniya”.


36 posted on 08/11/2011 9:17:34 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: keat
What a sad, strange twist of fate that this poor little kid would approach this one guy out of millions.

Isn't it though. That poor child.

37 posted on 08/11/2011 9:49:40 AM PDT by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012!)
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To: truthkeeper

Sounds like someone who should be removed from society permanently


38 posted on 08/11/2011 10:08:37 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: truthkeeper
Although, from what I understand, our pc society, especially New York City, has a problem with declaring someone insane & committing him/her to an asylum.

Surely....someone.....knew this guy was a psycho!......but refused to act on what they knew....possibly thinking it was useless.

39 posted on 08/11/2011 10:12:47 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: truthkeeper
A psychologist diagnosed him with an adjustment disorder and a personality disorder with schizoid features.

This is not a diagnosis of schizophrenia ..The world around us is full of people that have "personality disorders" and "adjustment disorders" ...they are friends and family ..they are not dismembering a kid..

40 posted on 08/11/2011 11:29:12 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: truthkeeper

True. And they’re trying to imply that schizoid = schizophrenic. It does not.


41 posted on 08/11/2011 12:36:18 PM PDT by lonevoice (schizophrenic hostage taking hobbit terrorist)
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