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Taped confessions of man charged in Etan Patz's killing are admissible
Taped confessions of man charged in Etan Patz's killing are admissible

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. Pedro Hernandez, 53, confessed to strangling the boy in interviews with police over two days in May 2012, decades after the trail had gone cold in Etan’s disappearance. Hernandez was a teenage clerk at a nearby bodega when Etan disappeared the morning of May 29, 1979. Etan’s parents, Stan and Julie Patz, had let their son walk to his bus stop alone for the first time that morning. He never made it to school, and his body was never recovered. He was the first...

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