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Pedro Hernandez

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Charges In Murder, Kidnapping Of Etan Patz

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and TOM HAYS | Posted 01.14.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A man authorities say confessed to the infamous 1979 disappearance of a 6-year-old boy from his New York City neighborhood has been f...

State Will Free Child Molester Held Responsible For Etan Patz's Disappearance

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and COLLEEN LONG | Posted 10.29.2012 | Crime

NEW YORK -- While prosecutors weigh what to do about a suspect who surprisingly surfaced this spring in the landmark 1979 disappearance case of Etan P...

NYPD Searching For Evidence In Etan Patz Case

AP | Posted 10.10.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Detectives returned Friday to the site of a former grocery store in the investigation into the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz, a 6-y...

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...

The Search Continues

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 10.08.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Police returned on Wednesday to the site of a former grocery store to look for evidence in the 1979 disappearance of a 6-year-old boy...

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...

White Sox Get A 10-1 Pounding From Red Sox

AP | Posted 07.19.2012 | Chicago

BOSTON -- Pedro Hernandez stood in the visiting locker room at Fenway Park, removed his nameplate from above his locker and stashed it away in his bel...

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...

Lawyers Say Patz Suspect Suffers From Schizophrenia, Hallucinations

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.30.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- The man who has confessed to killing the 6-year-old boy at the heart of one of the nation's most prominent missing-child cases remained in...

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...

A Long Road For Prosecutors In Etan Patz Case

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.28.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- For prosecutors, the work is just beginning after the astonishing arrest last week of a man who police say confessed to strangling a 6-yea...

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...

Hernandez's Family Shocked Over Arrest In Etan Patz Case

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.27.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- When police dug up a Manhattan basement last month in a fruitless search for the remains of Etan Patz, a 6-year-old boy who disappeared in...

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...