Judge Scolds Levi Aron's Lawyers Over "Disingenuous" Defense

Says he wants to make sure man accused of killing Leiby Kletzky gets a fair trial.

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011  |  Updated 9:13 AM EDT
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The Tragic Case of Leiby Kletzky

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Defense attorney Pierre Bazile speaks on behalf of Levi Aron, left, at his arraignment earlier this month before Judge William Miller in Brooklyn criminal court.

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A judge has questioned the experience of two lawyers handling the case of a man accused of dismembering an 8-year-old New York City boy.     

Supreme Court Justice Neil Firetog told the lawyers at a hearing Tuesday that his concern was to ensure the defendant, Levi Aron, got a fair trial.     

Aron is accused of killing Leiby Kletzky in July after the boy got lost walking home.     

The judge scolded the lawyers for their use of Facebook and for not providing the correction officials an approved list of visitors for their client.

He also suggested that they leaked portions of a court-ordered psychological exam to The Associated Press.     

The lawyers vehemently denied it, but the judge called their argument "disingenuous.''

The court-ordered evaluation has found Aron fit to stand trial.

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