Pedro Hernandez was convicted for the infamous 1979 New York abduction of the child on the milk carton.
By Adrienne LaFrance Tuesday’s guilty verdict in the kidnapping and murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz, whose abduction rattled
"I wanted to see what happened today," Sirois told reporters outside the courtroom, saying it will be difficult for Hernandez
Democrat Michael McMahon, a former councilman and congressman, is running as a Democrat for the Staten Island DA job. (Reporting
The Hernandez case confirms the adage that "confession is the queen of evidence." Even without a shred of physical evidence, an almost unanimous jury voted for conviction based on a 33-year-old statement, given by a man suffering from a personality disorder and limited intelligence.
Patz vanished as he walked alone for the first time to a school bus stop in his Manhattan neighborhood on May 25, 1979. His
When I read these gloating musings, I bristle. These parents were probably raised in suburbia, I think, sneering to myself a tiny bit. I'm contemptuous of these contemptuous parents with their Rockwell-esque reveries.
Hernandez's brother-in-law Juan Santana, who worked at the same deli, took the witness stand in the afternoon and testified
Hernandez, 54, is charged with kidnapping and murder. Hernandez, in a videotaped confession to police, said he lured Patz
The jury selection exercise is expected to take several weeks. Hernandez has since recanted, and his defense attorney has