Levi Aron, the Brooklyn man who confessed to police to killing little Leiby Kletzky in 2011, has tentatively agreed to plead guilty to murder and kidnapping, a source told Fox 5 News.
In accepting the deal, Aron will likely be sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.
Aron is accused of killing and then dismembering Kletzky, 8, last summer. Police say Aron snatched the little boy, who was walking home from day camp.
It was the first time Leiby's parents had let him walk alone in his borough park neighborhood.
Originally, Aron's lawyers said they were looking for an insanity defense. They did not want to comment.
The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office also had no formal comment on the deal, which is tentative, but would spare Kletzky's family from a long and public trial.