Why Did Levi Aron Murder Leiby Kletzky?

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The shock over the gruesome death of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky has given way to confusion over the motive of Levi Aron, his confessed killer. Why did he do it? Why would he butcher a lost child who asked him for directions? An AP story today contains four competing theories:

1. Aron has serious mental problems:

He has indicated to me that he hears voices and has had some hallucinations,” said the attorney, Pierre Bazile.

2. Aron is a pedophile:

Aron has denied molesting the boy, but [NYPD Commissioner Ray] Kelly said police still consider that a possibility.

2. Aron is a pedophile:

Aron has denied molesting the boy, but [NYPD Commissioner Ray] Kelly said police still consider that a possibility.

3. Kletzky’s death was the will of God:

At the Kletzky household, his family also looked for answers, too.

4. There is no explanation:

Officials said the killing stands out because there’s no clear motive.

NYC man held in boy’s slaying says he hears voices [AP]