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Inside the Etan Patz Case: False Confessions

Adam Sirois | Posted 05.20.2016 | Crime
Adam Sirois

I am the lone juror who voted not guilty in the Etan Patz case. As the re-trial of Mr. Hernandez will commence next September, I am launching a series of blogs that offer my inside perspective on the original trial and deliberations.

Second Trial Set For Deli Worker Accused Of Killing Missing Boy

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2016 | 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 06.02.2016 | 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...

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...

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...

Accused Killer Describes Strangling Boy In Chilling Confession Video

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 02.11.2015 | Crime

He said he lured the boy into the basement with the offer of a soda. Once they were downstairs, Pedro Hernandez said he put his hands around 6-year-ol...

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) - ...

Fake Doctors Plead Guilty In Butt-Injection Case

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 01.23.2015 | Weird News

Hopefully, this Florida couple has corrupted their last keister. Bogus butt doctors Samela and Pedro Hernandez pleaded guilty to practicing medicin...

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 Trudo, ProPublica. Dec. 23, 2013, 4 a.m.A version of this story was co-produced with WNYC. Listen to it here.Shortly afte...

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...

Lawyer: Not Guilty Plea In Etan Patz Murder

Newsday | John Riley | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York

Former bodega worker Pedro Hernandez appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court Thursday morning, his first appearance after his indictment Wednesday in the ...

NYPD Search For Etan Patz Evidence Comes Up Short

| Posted 08.10.2012 | New York

By Murray Weiss, DNAinfo Columnist / Criminal Justice Editor MANHATTAN — The NYPD returned to the former SoHo bodega where Etan Patz was allegedl...

NYPD Officials 'Absolutely Certain' That Suspect Killed Etan Patz

| Posted 08.08.2012 | New York

By Murray Weiss DNAinfo Columnist / Criminal Justice Editor NEW YORK CITY — New details have cops "absolutely certain" Pedro Hernandez is guilty...

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.

LOOK: Mugshot Of Etan Patz Suspect Released

Posted 05.31.2012 | New York

(Photo: NYPD) A mugshot of Pedro Hernandez, the murder suspect in the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, has been released by the NYPD. Las...

LOOK: Etan Patz's Parents Ask That Media Leave Them Alone

Posted 05.29.2012 | New York

The parents of Etan Patz would just like the media to leave them alone. Clearly, Pedro Hernandez's confession last week to the death and disappear...

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...

Etan Patz Murder Suspect Knew 'Intimate Details,' Sources Say

Posted 05.27.2012 | Crime

Pedro Hernandez, the suspect who allegedly admitted to killing Etan Patz more than 30 years ago, knew "intimate details" about the boy that lead polic...

Man Charged With Murder In Etan Patz Case

Posted 05.25.2012 | New York

NEW YORK, May 25 (Reuters) - A man who police say confessed to strangling Etan Patz was charged with second-degree murder on Friday, 33 years after th...

Christopher Mathias

PHOTOS: New York City's Other Missing Children | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.25.2012 | New York

Etan Patz's disappearance 33 years ago was perhaps most disturbing, and grabbed the most national headlines, because of its narrative. May 25th, 1979 ...

PHOTOS: How Media Covered Etan Patz Case

Posted 05.25.2012 | Media

The search for what happened to missing child Etan Patz may have finally come to end on Thursday, when a man implicated himself in the boy's disappear...

Man Who Confessed To Etan Patz Murder Expected In Court

Posted 05.25.2012 | New York

Nearly 33 years after the disappearance of Etan Patz, a 6-year-old Manhattan boy who went missing in 1979, police announced the arrest of a suspect in...