Levi Aron's Facebook Friend Shocked At Murder Charges, New Photos Emerge (EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS)
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When Amy Hutchinson posted a "Happy Birthday" Facebook message to her friend Levi Aron on Wednesday, little did she know he was being arrested on murder charges.
Aron was arrested Wednesday and is suspected of murdering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky. Around the same time as Hutchinson's Facebook post, police were raiding Aron's Brooklyn home, only to discover the severed feet of 8-year-old Kletzky inside a refrigerator. Aron then led police to the rest of Kletzky's body, two miles away, inside a dumpster.
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Levi Aron, Howard Greenberg, Pierre Bazile,
Levi Aron, center, listens to a plea hearing with his attorneys Howard Greenberg, left, and Pierre Bazile, in Brooklyn Supreme Court Aug. 9. Aron pleaded guilty to charges he abducted and dismembered Leiby Kletzky, an 8-year-old boy who became lost in Brooklyn after leaving a day camp. The plea will result in a sentence of 40 years to life in prison. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)
New York state Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who's acted as Kletzky family spokesman, spoke after Levi Aron pleaded guilty Aug. 9. "The last thing they want is to relive the horror of losing their child," Hikind said. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Levi Aron, Howard Greenberg, Jennifer McCann, Pierre Bazile,Julie Rendelman, Linda Weinman
Levi Aron, second left, sits with his attorneys Howard Greenberg, left, Pierre Bazile, and Jennifer McCann in Brooklyn court Aug. 9, 2012. Assistant District Attorneys Julie Rendelman, second from right, and Linda Weinman, listen to the proceedings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)
New York Supreme Court Justice Neil Firetog presides over a plea hearing in the case of Levi Aron in Brooklyn court Aug. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)
Levi Aron, Pierre Bazile
Levi Aron, right, with his attorney Pierre Bazile, arrives in New York state Supreme Court, for a plea hearing. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)
FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2011 file photo, Levi Aron, accused of abducting and dismembering Brooklyn boy Leiby Kletzky, is arraigned in Brooklyn criminal court in New York. Aron pleaded guilty in Brooklyn supreme court Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, as part of a deal that would result in a sentence of 40 years to life in prison. (AP Photo/Jesse Ward, Pool, File)
FILE - In this July 14, 2011 file photo, Levi Aron is arraigned before Judge William Miller in Brooklyn criminal court in New York. The confession of Aron, charged with kidnapping, smothering and dismembering an 8-year-old boy, was coerced by authorities who took advantage of his fragile mental state, defense attorneys said Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool, File)
FILE - In this July 13, 2011 file photo, people in protective clothing enter the house where suspect Levi Aron was apprehended in connection to the murder of a missing boy in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The family of the boy who was abducted, killed and dismembered has sued Aron, the suspect in his death and Aron's father for $100 million each. Aron's father owned the building where his son lived. The two civil lawsuits say he should've known what was going on and could've stopped it. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Members of the Hasidic community listen as attorneys for Levi Aron speak to reporters after his arraignment in Brooklyn criminal court, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 in New York. Aron was arraigned Thursday in Brooklyn State Supreme Court on charges of murder in the death of Leiby Kletzky whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase in a trash bin. The boy's severed feet were found in Aron's refrigerator; carving knives and a bloody board were found in the freezer. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Prosecutors Julie Rendelman, left, Linda Weinman, center, and Kenneth Taub stand during the arraignment of Levi Aron in Brooklyn criminal court, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Jesse Ward, Pool)
The search for Leiby Kletzky.
Exclusive Photos: Alleged Killer Levi Aron
Levi Aron -- pictured here in an image pulled from his Facebook account -- is accused of kidnapping 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky as he walked home from summer camp in Brooklyn, N.Y. on July 11.
Exclusive Photos: Alleged Killer Levi Aron
Aron -- shown here in another Facebook photo -- was captured on surveillance cameras walking with Kletzky on the afternoon of July 11, according to investigators. Early on July 13, police say they recovered Kletzky's dismembered remains in Aron's freezer and in a dumpster in a nearby Brooklyn neighborhood.
Photos of Alleged Killer Levi Aron
When investigators confronted the 35-year-old suspect in his home in the neighborhood of Kensington, Aron reportedly made statements implicating himself in Kletzky's death. He pleaded guilty to kidnapping and murder charges Aug. 9, 2012.
Photos of Alleged Killer Levi Aron
Aron reportedly told investigators he spent hours with the boy and even brought him to a wedding in another Jewish community. But when he returned to Brooklyn, he claimed he saw leaflets featuring the child's face and panicked, killing Kletzky in his apartment, according to police.
Exclusive New Photos of Alleged Killer Levi Aron
Aron reportedly told his attorneys that he hears voices and experiences hallucinations.
Hutchinson, 32, of Pennsylvania, didn't know Aron personally, but the two had connected on Facebook to play Farmville -- the popular online game.
"No, I didn't know him," she told The Huffington Post during a Facebook chat, explaining the birthday wishes. "I posted it just 'cause he always has to me and he would pop up here and there on the chat."
It wasn't until later that Hutchinson began to receive a slew of Facebook messages from people she didn't know, telling her the horrifying news.
"Why are you friends with that psycho?" one person wrote.
Another message, from someone named Mary Joseph, read "Delete levi aron! HE IS THE DEVIL'S SON! Sincerely, Your Savior!"
And yet another wrote, "Your friend on FB is a murderer, Levi A. Google him, Levi Aron, here's a link. He killed an 8 year old boy and chopped his body into pieces."
Hutchinson was shocked. On her own Facebook wall Thursday, she warned her friends, "Be careful who you friend on fb...especially when you friend people that you don't know to play a game! I've been friends with a killer (Levi) for over a year and I had no idea! Time to clean up fb!"
She told The Huffington Post that Aron often tried to chat with her but she never responded. "He would just pop up sometimes and say 'Hi' and try to talk or say 'happy birthday.' I do remember him filling out a lot of those question things on Facebook. They would post to my wall that Levi 'answered a question about you' but I always deleted those."
One such questionnaire read, "Would you hook up with Amy Hutchinson?" Aron posted his response, "Yes," on Hutchinson's Facebook wall.
Yet as creepy as Aron could sometimes be online, Hutchinson still finds it hard to believe he was arrested on murder charges. "I know it sounds bad, but he always seemed like a normal person," she said. "It's scary that you never know."
Hutchinson still hasn't unfriended Aron on Facebook, saying she's interested to see what people write on his wall. Many have turned to the social networking site to express their anger. A new group, "Levi Aron: Death Penalty Petition" is currently "liked" by 147 people.
Aron plead not guilty to second-degree murder and kidnapping charges Thursday in court and is expected to be indicted on first-degree murder charges Friday.
The Daily reported that Aron allegedly stalked another young boy a few weeks before Kletzky's murder.