Yesterday, a hearing was held for the retrial of Pedro Hernandez, who is accused of killing six-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. While prosecutors are moving forward with a new trial, many jurors from the last one are still angry that the previous, grueling trial ended in mistrial because one juror believed that Hernandez was innocent. Show More Summary
Daggers were thrown when several Etan Patz jurors returned to the courtroom voluntarily for the first court date since the mistrial.
A new trial for the former New York deli worker who confessed to strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz in a case that changed the way the U.S. responds to missing children will open in 2016, a judge said on Wednesday. A month after declaring...Show More Summary
Joan Illuzzi will run as a Republican against the former Representative Michael E. McMahon, a Democrat, setting the stage for a contest between a pair of unusually high-profile candidates.
The lead prosecutor in the Etan Patz case has resigned from her post to run for district attorney in Staten Island.
The jurors from the Etan Patz trial spent part of their Memorial Day at the SoHo site where prosecutors say the little boy was killed 36 years ago to the day.
Seven jury members who voted to convict a former clerk of murder in his deadlocked trial met in SoHo on Monday, the day of Etan’s disappearance 36 years ago.
DA intends to again bring murder charges against Pedro Hernandez in 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old New York City boy; first jury ended in mistrial, 11-to-1 for conviction
Manhattan prosecutors will pursue a retrial of the New Jersey man charged in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz, District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced Monday after the original trial ended in a hung jury earlier this month.
DA Cyrus Vance Jr. said his office would be moving for a second trial in the murder and kidnapping case against Pedro Hernandez.
Cyrus R. Vance Jr., in an interview on MSNBC, disclosed his intentions to retry Pedro Hernandez in the 1979 murder.
Stan Patz, the father of Etan Patz, says Adam Sirois, the lone holdout on the jury of Etan's accused killer, is "a stubborn egoist."
A judge in New York City declared a mistrial Friday in the case of Pedro Hernandez, a disabled factory worker charged in one of the most famous child abductions in modern memory: the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz more than 30 years ago.
They believed Pedro Hernandez was guilty of the kidnap and murder of Etan Patz — stymied by one holdout — and now more than half of the jurors who voted...
Many New Yorkers are angry with Adam Sirois, the lone juror who refused to convict Pedro Hernandez in the murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz
After spending 17 days on a hard wooden bench awaiting the verdict in the Etan Patz case, sitting through lengthy read-backs of testimony and summations, I am proud of Adam Sirois, 42, the lone holdout juror, for sticking to his principles.
When it comes down to it, no matter how hard or soft the evidence, the jury does what it wants, and if there's a ground swell of support for one side over the other, then that's the opinion that usually prevails.
The juror whose belief that Pedro Hernandez did not kill six-year-old Etan Patz—resulting in a mistrial for the murder trial—is now speaking out. Adam Sirois, a health care consultant, told WABC 7 that the jury started out as eight for a guilty verdict, four for not guilty, "it moved to approximately 6-6 - there were some unsure votes in there. Show More Summary
Said Adam Sirois, the lone holdout after 18 days of deliberation in the Etan Patz murder case. "There was no real firm, corroborating evidence" for the confession by the defendant Pedro Hernandez," he said, quoted in a decently detailed NYT article.There were originally 3 jurors who wanted to acquit, but in the end, it was down to Sirois. Show More Summary
The Etan Patz murder trial lasted four months. Now, the jurors tell their stories to the Daily News.