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Etan Patz (Credit: Handout)

Attorney: Convicted Child Abuser To Invoke 5th Amendment If Asked To Testify In Etan Patz Trial

A convicted child molester who was long suspected in the 1979 missing child case of Etan Patz plans to invoke his right against self-incrimination if called to testify in the murder trial of a man now charged with the crime.

12/19/2014

Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. (credit: CBS News)

Judge Rules Confession In Etan Patz Case Can Be Used At Trial

A New York City judge has ruled that videotaped confessions by a man charged with killing a boy who vanished in 1979 can be used at his upcoming murder trial.

11/24/2014

Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. (credit: CBS News)

Hearing Wraps Up Over Confession In Etan Patz Murder Case

A battle of the experts wrapped up the hearing Tuesday on whether Pedro Hernandez was capable of understanding his Miranda rights before confessing to killing 6-year-old Etan Patz.

10/07/2014

Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. (credit: CBS News)

Psychologist Argues That Etan Patz Murder Suspect Understood Miranda Rights

A psychologist testified at a pre-trial hearing Monday that Pedro Hernandez – who admitted killing a 6-year-old New York City boy who went missing 35 years ago – had a sufficient understanding of his Miranda rights.

10/06/2014

Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. (credit: CBS News)

Defense: Etan Patz Murder Suspect Didn’t Understand Right To Remain Silent

A defense psychologist on Tuesday the man who admitted killing a 6-year-old New York City boy who went missing 35 years ago did not understand his right to silence.

09/30/2014

Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. (credit: CBS News)

Video Shows Detectives Comforted Suspect While Confessing To 1979 Case Of Missing Etan Patz

The man suspected of killing a 6-year-old boy in one of New York City’s most notorious missing children’s cases burst into tears during a videotaped confession as detectives hugged and comforted him.

09/19/2014

Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. (credit: CBS News)

Detective Describes Moments Before Suspect Confessed To Killing Etan Patz

A police detective testified Thursday that Pedro Hernandez denied knowing about the disappearance of Etan Patz before finally breaking down and admitting to killing the 6-year-old boy in 1979.

09/18/2014

Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. (credit: CBS News)

Videotaped Confession Of Suspect In Etan Patz Murder Played In Court

The videotaped confession of a man who admitted killing a 6-year-old Manhattan boy in 1979 is expected to be played in court as a judge determines whether it is fair game for the suspect’s murder trial.

09/15/2014

Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. (credit: CBS News)

Admissibility Of Videotaped Confession Of Etan Patz’s Murder To Be Focus Of Hearing

The videotaped confession that is the heart of the murder case against Pedro Hernandez will be viewed in court, focusing on the admissibility of the confession.

09/09/2014

Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. (credit: CBS News)

Trial Postponed For Months In Etan Patz Murder Case

The murder trial for the man charged with killing a 6-year-old Manhattan boy who disappeared some 35 years ago has been postponed for months, as psychiatric exams and other preparations continue.

02/19/2014

Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. (credit: CBS News)

Prosecutors: Suspect In Etan Patz Murder Has Extensive Criminal Past

The man charged with killing a 6-year-old Manhattan boy in one of the nation’s most notorious missing-child cases has a disturbing history of beating his wife, molesting a relative and using drugs, prosecutors said in court documents released Wednesday.

12/18/2013

Pedro Hernandez (L - credit: Inside Edition), Etan Patz (R - credit: Personal Photo)

Convicted Child Molester To Testify At Etan Patz Murder Trial

The man charged with killing a 6-year-old boy who disappeared in 1979 is securing an unusual witness in his defense: a convicted Pennsylvania child molester who was long the prime suspect.

10/26/2013

Pedro Hernandez in court on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Attorney Asks For Release Of Etan Patz Murder Suspect

An attorney said Wednesday that the man who accused of killing a 6-year-old boy who vanished in 1979 should be released because it is taking too long to get to trial.

10/02/2013

Pedro Hernandez (L - credit: Inside Edition), Etan Patz (R - credit: Personal Photo)

Etan Patz Murder Suspect Could Face Trial Next Spring

Pedro Hernandez appeared briefly in court on Wednesday. He was charged with murder in 2011 after he confessed to choking Etan Patz.

07/31/2013

Pedro Hernandez in court on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Judge Rules To Allow Etan Patz Murder Trial To Proceed

Pedro Hernandez pleaded not guilty in December to the murder charge in the death of 6-year-old Etan, who disappeared on his way to a school bus stop on May 25, 1979.

05/15/2013

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