Pedro Hernandez Gets 25 Years to Life in Murder of Etan Patz

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Pedro Hernandez Gets 25 Years to Life in Murder of Etan Patz

Post by Thorin on Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:59 am

Pedro Hernandez, a former store clerk who told the police that he murdered Etan Patz as the boy headed to school in 1979, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Tuesday, bringing to a close a missing-child case that bedeviled investigators for decades and forever changed the way American parents protected their children.

It took two trials, each of which lasted five months, for prosecutors from the Manhattan district attorney’s office to persuade a jury to convict Mr. Hernandez of kidnapping and murder. His first trial ended two years ago in a hung jury after one juror held out for acquittal.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/18/nyregion/pedro-hernandez-etan-patz-sentencing.html?_r=0

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