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Levi Aron’s Lawyer Adds Hasidic Inbreeding to Insanity Mix

Suspect Levi Aron (man in black cap) was removed to Brooklyn Central Booking fornd Pictures

Attorney Howard Greenberg continues to work his defense in the court of public opinion with claims that Levi Aron, who stands accused of murdering 8-year-old Brooklyn boy Leiby Kletzky, is insane. Outside of the courtroom today after a hearing, Greenberg repeated his recent refrain to reporters — “Levi Aron is either evil or he’s crazy” — before offering up some possible reasons for the latter, two of which were explored in Matthew Shaer’s article from a recent issue of New York. “[Aron] suffered a severe head injury as a young man. There’s a history of schizophrenia,” Greenberg offered before floating a twist. “There’s inbreeding in that community,” he said without going into much detail. “That’s an aspect of his familial history.”

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Levi Aron’s Lawyer Blames Inbreeding