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Etan Patz

Second Trial Set For Deli Worker Accused Of Killing Missing Boy

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2015 | Crime

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK, June 10 (Reuters) - A new trial for the former New York deli worker who confessed to strangling 6-year-ol...

New Prosecutor To Take Over Retrial Of Etan Patz Murder

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK, June 1 (Reuters) - The lead prosecutor in the Etan Patz murder trial, which ended in a mistrial with a hung jury last month, has stepped d...

Sobering Lessons From the Lone Juror in the Etan Patz Case

Dan Simon | Posted 05.15.2015 | Crime
Dan Simon

The Hernandez case confirms the adage that "confession is the queen of evidence." Even without a shred of physical evidence, an almost unanimous jury voted for conviction based on a 33-year-old statement, given by a man suffering from a personality disorder and limited intelligence.

Mistrial Declared In Etan Patz Case

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 05.08.2015 | Crime

5:05 p.m. The lone holdout on the jury in New York murder trial involving the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz says he couldn...

Jury Expected To Begin Deliberations In Etan Patz Murder Trial

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2015 | Crime

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK, April 7 (Reuters) - The jury hearing the high-profile case of a former grocery worker accused of murderi...

In Historic Missing Boy Case, Defense Turns Tables On Prosecution

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 06.01.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — An enigmatic figure looms over the trial of a man who confessed to killing Etan Patz: the former suspect who some still believe is b...

Etan Patz Murder Suspect Is Mentally Ill: Psychiatrist

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 03.10.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who confessed to choking Etan Patz, a 6-year-old who disappeared in 1979 while walking to school, had a cocaine problem and ab...

My So-Called Free-Range Childhood

Erika Milvy | Posted 05.03.2015 | Parents
Erika Milvy

When I read these gloating musings, I bristle. These parents were probably raised in suburbia, I think, sneering to myself a tiny bit. I'm contemptuous of these contemptuous parents with their Rockwell-esque reveries.

Man Thinks He Could Be Etan Patz Amid Murder Trial

AP | By COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.03.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who thinks he could be Etan Patz was interviewed by police amid the murder trial of a suspect accused in the boy's 1979 disapp...

Etan Patz Trial Focuses On Day Boy Vanished

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2015 | Crime

(Adds additional testimony from defendant's brother-in-law) By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Prosecutors i...

Murder Trial Of NYC Boy Missing 35 Years Gets Underway

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | Crime

(Adds details on defense opening statement, trial to resume on Monday) By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) - ...

Jury Selection Begins In Historic Case Of Missing Boy

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2015 | Crime

(Adds details of jury selection) By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Monday in the t...

Prosecutors Ask Use Of Hypnosis Be Barred In Pedro Hernandez Trial

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 12.15.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — As one of the nation's most infamous missing-child cases heads toward trial, a court is looking at a tool used long ago in the decad...

Etan Patz Murder Suspect's Confession Revealed In Court

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 09.16.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — After the videotape clicks on, the 53-year-old calmly tells investigators how he choked 6-year-old Etan Patz in the basement of a Ma...

Decades Old Confession Key In Missing Boy Hearing

AP | Posted 09.14.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) -- Pedro Hernandez hadn't attracted much attention from police before detectives came to his suburban New Jersey door on a tip one morni...

Trial Set For Accused Etan Patz Murderer

AP | Posted 05.07.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A man charged in one of the nation's most notorious missing-child cases is scheduled for trial Jan. 5 in New York. Pedro Hernandez ...

Did The NYPD Force A False Confession In The Murder Of Etan Patz?

ProPublica | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

By Joaquin Sapien and Hanna ...

NY DA: Patz Suspect Beat Wife, Used Drugs

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and TOM HAYS | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with killing a 6-year-old New York City boy in one of the nation's most notorious missing-child cases has a disturbi...

Sex Offender Tired Of Being Linked To Missing Child

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A sex offender jailed in northeastern Pennsylvania says he's tired of being linked to the 1979 disappearance of a New York ...

Etan Patz Murder Suspect Wants Previous Suspect As Trial Witness

AP | Posted 12.25.2013 | Crime

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with killing a 6-year-old New York City boy who vanished in 1979 is securing an unusual witness for...

Judge: Man Can Face Trial In Etan Patz Murder

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 07.15.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A man charged with murder decades after one of the nation's most infamous child disappearances can be brought to trial, a judge ruled...

Lawyer BLASTS Child Killing Confession

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime

NEW YORK — A man's confession in one of the nation's most notorious child disappearances was false, peppered with questionable claims and made a...

Unsolved (And Disturbing) Missing Persons Cases | Posted 03.04.2013 | Crime

It's a tragic when a person, adult or child, suddenly disappears. Often, the case gets immediate attention from the public. But as investigations l...

NYC's Murder Rate Is Historically Low This Year

Newsday | Anthony M DeStefano | Posted 02.17.2013 | New York

The number of New York City homicide deaths this year, already plummeting to historic lows, is actually lower than police statistics show. That's bec...

Suspect In Etan Patz Case Due In Court; Not Pursuing Insanity Defense

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 02.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A man charged with killing a 6-year-old boy who infamously vanished in 1979 while walking to catch a school bus pleaded not guilty Wednesd...