Leiby Kletzky's Funeral Rush; Murder Suspect Levi Aron's Penchant for Karaoke, Glee

Levi Aron is suspected in the murder of Kletzky, but not yet been charged.jpeg
Spurred on by Jewish funeral laws mandating that the service take place within 24 hours of death, the funeral of murdered 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky could occur as early as tonight. Various times are circulating around the net, but Yeshiva World News, a good source for info in the Hasidic communities, says the service could be as early as 8 tonight, July 13. As of 4 p.m., however, no time has been confirmed. And it's not known whether the NYPD investigation in the shocking murder and dismemberment will delay the funeral.

Meanwhile, people in Brooklyn are still wondering about the schlubby suspect, Levi Aron (right). Although said to be an Orthodox Jew himself, Aron is apparently an avid fan of bland, mainstream culture like online karaoke, Glee, and American Idol, according to his Facebook page. Aron's profile also includes scores of moderately sexy girls from around the world who are listed as his "friends," even though they really aren't. By late this afternoon, Aron's number of "friends" had fallen from 239 to 220.

Accused Killer Raul Barrera's Violent Past With Other Girlfriends

​Raul Barrera, accused of slicing up girlfriend Sarah Coit's face, stabbing her to death, and nearly decapitating her, has a history of domestic violence with at least two other past girlfriends, the Daily News reports, furnishing details this morning.

Barrera, charged with murder in the April 10 slaying, had a weepy reunion with his parents in the Bellevue psych ward, where people are making sure he doesn't kill himself before standing trial.

Ex-girlfriend Marisol Reyes had been battered by Barrera, her family and friends told the paper. Lowlights from the compelling, repelling story, which is backed up by court records:

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Murderer Rosario DiGirolamo's Google Search for 'Lethal Karate Blows' Uncovered, Forces Him to Plead Guilty

​Rosario DiGirolamo was sentenced yesterday in New Jersey to 25 years in prison for killing his mistress, Amy Giordano, in 2007, cutting up her corpse, and dumping the pieces in the water at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve in Charleston, Staten Island. A Google search for murder methods led the guy to plead guilty last month, his lawyer told the AP, which added:

Evidence showed DiGirolamo had searched the phrase "lethal karate blows to the back of the head" days before the killing. Defense attorney Jerome Ballarotto said the search evidence was "catastrophic." DiGirolamo left the couple's 11-month-old son in the parking lot of a Delaware hospital.

More bad stuff that you yourself did not do:

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