The sentencing of Mr. Hernandez, who was found guilty of the 1979 kidnapping and murder, brings to a close a case that bedeviled investigators for decades.
The verdict is a long-awaited step in solving the mystery that bedeviled investigators and forever changed the way parents watched over their children.
A former delicatessen worker convicted of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in a 1979 New York slaying that helped raise national awareness about the plight of abducted children was sentenced on Tuesday to 25 years to life in prison. Ped...
Pedro Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday in the 1979 killing of the 6-year-old New York City boy, whose disappearance sparked decades of investigation and helped create a generation of wary parents.
After two trials, former store clerk Pedro Hernandez has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz.