A Manhattan judge ruled today that the confession of a man who admitted to murdering Etan Patz can be used in a trial, having determined that he was of sufficiently sound mind to exercise his right to remain silent. [ more › ]
The videotaped confessions of a New Jersey man charged with murdering Etan Patz, the 6-year-old who vanished in 1979 on his way to his school bus stop in Manhattan, can be used in court, a New York judge has ruled.
By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - The confession of a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz, who vanished from a New York street more than three decades ago, can be used as evidence against him, a Manhattan court ruled on Monday. Show More Summary
In the chilling admission, Pedro Hernandez, 53, described how he violently attacked the small boy after luring him into a SoHo bodega.
Judge to allow suspect's confession in 1979 choking death of 6-year-old Brooklyn boy in landmark missing child case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The confession of a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz of New York in 1979 could be used as evidence against him, a Manhattan court ruled on Monday. Pedro Hernandez, who confessed to police in 2012 that he had choked Patz and stuffed him alive in a garbage bag, has been charged with murder. Show More Summary
In 2012, Pedro Hernandez was charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979
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The public release of videotaped statements by a man who said he killed Etan Patz would poison a jury pool, a New York State judge ruled on Monday.
He was comforting the "killer" of 6-year-old Etan Patz. One of the main detectives who worked to get a bombshell confession from Pedro Hernandez defended the gentleness he showed the accused killer during a court appearance Tuesday.
People passed by on the sidewalks of stylish SoHo, oblivious to the odd but noteworthy scene unfolding in the vicinity of West Broadway and Prince Street: Pedro Hernandez, a 53-year-old from New Jersey with a low IQ and a history ofShow More Summary
by Joe Sexton, ProPublica, and Nate Schweber, Sep. 18, 2014, 6:33 p.m. For more about the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, a case that frustrated and mystified police for decades, read the story ProPublica produced with WNYC in...Show More Summary
The accused killer of 6-year-old Manhattan boy Etan Patz burst into sobs and admitted “it was just something that happened” in a chilling videotape played in court Thursday.
A New Jersey man accused of the murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 calmly confessed on a videotape played in court on Monday to choking the boy and stuffing him alive in a garbage bag he tossed in an alley. A Manhattan judge will decide whether the confession taped by police in 2012 will be...
A man charged with killing a boy in 1979 calmly discussed strangling the child in a confession tape that has become the hot issue in a murder trial. Pedro … READ ON
Judge considers confession tape as evidence in the murder case of Pedro Hernandez, who is accused of killing Etan Patz in New York City in 1979
A judge will decide whether the confession can be used as evidence at the murder trial of Pedro Hernandez, the man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan in 1979
The man accused of the 1979 disappearance and murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz said he “just couldn't” resist the urge to choke the child in a chilling confession video played in public for the first time Monday.
The videotaped confession of a man who said he killed a 6-year-old boy in 1979 will be key evidence as a judge determines whether it is fair game for the suspect's murder trial. Etan Patz's parents... To view the full story, click the title link.
Six-year-old Etan Patz disappeared on May 25, 1979, walking to school in Manhattan; his body has never been found