Etan Patz

Jurors attend hearing on retrial in 1979 missing boy case

Manhattan prosecutors on Wednesday started the process of retrying the Etan Patz case, one of the nation's most notorious missing children mysteries during a hearing attended by seven of the jurors involved in last month's mistrial. Pedro Hernandez, 54, confessed in 2012 to kidnapping and killing the 6-year-old — more than three decades after the boy disappeared — but his lawyers argued Hernandez was mentally ill and his statements were fictional ravings. The previous jury voted 11-1 in favor of convicting Hernandez of murder after deliberating 18 days. The lone holdout said he was concerned about Hernandez's mental state. The holdout, Adam Sirois, was among the...