Etan Patz

Man convicted of killing Etan Patz, New York boy missing since 1979

Man convicted of killing Etan Patz, New York boy missing since 1979

A former store clerk was convicted Tuesday in one of the nation's most haunting missing-child cases, nearly 38 years after 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared while heading to his New York City school bus stop.

Pedro Hernandez showed no reaction as jurors delivered their verdict. Another jury had deadlocked following 18 days of deliberation in 2015, leading to a retrial that spanned more than three months. Hernandez, who once worked in a convenience store in Etan's neighborhood, had confessed, but his lawyers said his admissions were the false imaginings of a mentally ill man.

This time, the jury deliberated over nine days before finding Hernandez, 56, guilty of murder during a...

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