"It hurts too much to think about it," he told the New York Daily News on Friday. "I don't know what happened. I just panicked."
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Aron initially confessed to the allegations against him but later retracted his confession.
"I remember little things," he told the paper without elaborating.
Aron in court. Fit to stand trial (Photo: AP)
Asked why he targeted 8-year-old Leiby, he said: "He looked familiar. I thought I knew him."
Aron noted he gave Leiby a tuna sandwich for breakfast the day following the abduction. An autopsy later revealed a fatal cocktail of drugs inside the boy's body.
The interview suggests that little Leiby had a chance to escape when Aron urged him to come to a wedding with him, but the boy refused. "He didn't want to come, so I let him stay in the car with the windows down," Aron said.
A psychiatric opinion submitted last week deemed Aron fit to stand trial. "I sometimes hear voices," he told The News, but refused to describe them or relay what they told him.
Finally, asked if he wished he had never met Leiby, Aron replied, "Sometimes."
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