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Pedro Hernandez Confession

Accused Etan Patz Murderer Thought Confessing Would Set Him Free

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2015 | Crime

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK, April 2 (Reuters) - A jury hearing the case of a former grocery worker accused of killing a missing New Y...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Despite Obstacles, Prosecutors Press Ahead On Etan Patz Case

AP | TOM HAYS and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The man charged with killing a 6-year-old boy in 1979 made a false confession and will plead not guilty in a case that catalyzed the ...

Hernandez Wrote 'I Killed Him' On Photo Of Etan Patz

Posted 06.08.2012 | New York

An important detail has emerged in Pedro Hernandez's confession to the 1979 killing of six-year-old Etan Patz, but authorities are still struggling to...

What If Etan Patz's 'Confessed' Killer Had Had a Lawyer?

Joel Cohen | Posted 08.08.2012 | Crime
Joel Cohen

Pedro Hernandez, the man who has now confessed to murdering six year old Etan Patz 33 years ago, had no lawyer when he decided two weeks ago to confess the killing to the police. Things don't always happen as they do on television.

NYPD Searches NJ Home Of Suspect In Etan Patz Murder

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 06.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York Police Department detectives on Wednesday searched the New Jersey home of a man charged with murdering a 6-year-old boy who went ...

NYPD May Search Landfill For Etan Patz's Body

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2012 | New York

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK, May 28 (Reuters) - New York police have requested trash hauling records going back to 1979, the year 6-y...