A Jewish man was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on murder and kidnapping charges in the killing of 8-year-old boy Leiby Kletzky who was abducted off a Boro Park street last week.
Levi Aron, 35, is facing a total of eights counts — two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree kidnapping and one count of second-degree kidnapping.
He faces the maximum penalty of life in prison without parole.
The medical examiner said earlier Wednesday that Leiby was given a cocktail of painkillers and muscle relaxants before he was killed.
As the family ended the Shiva mourning period, thousands are expected to attend a memorial service at the Sefardishe Shul on 14th Avenue, to honor the memory of the boy who got lost on his way home from a day camp in Borough Park on July 11.
In a statement, the suspect wrote he brought Leiby to an upstate wedding the night of July 11, and police believe the boy was brought to Monsey, N.Y., but not necessarily inside the wedding venue.
According to his lawyers, Aron hears voices and is still undergoing court-ordered psychiatric exams to decide if he is capable of standing trial.
Aron has pleaded not guilty to murder and kidnapping, but Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said that detectives found the suspect in his Kensington apartment standing by clear evidence of the brutal murder.