Etan Patz

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

Psychologist Also Testifies Alleged Etan Patz Killer Is Mentally Ill

Virginia Barber testified for the defense that Hernandez has schizotypal personality disorder, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

03/16/2015

Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz (inset) in 1979. (credit: CBS2)

Defense In Etan Patz Murder Trial Calls In Psychiatrist For Third Day

The psychiatrist called in the defense of Pedro Hernandez returned to the stand for a third day Friday.

03/13/2015

FILE -- Pedro Hernandez in court on Nov. 15, 2012 (credit: CBS2)

Defense Lawyer In Etan Patz Case Asks For Mistrial After Judge Reverses Own Ruling

In a reversal of his earlier ruling, Judge Maxwell Wiley has allowed prosecutors to explore the defendant’s alleged heavy cocaine use as an alternate explanation for his visions and voices.

03/12/2015

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

Psychiatrist Testifies Man Who Confessed To Killing Etan Patz Is Mentally Ill

Dr. Michael First testified Tuesday that Pedro Hernandez has schizotypal personality disorder. He said the diagnosis is on the spectrum of schizophrenia.

03/10/2015

FILE -- Pedro Hernandez in court on Nov. 15, 2012 (credit: CBS2)

Daughter Of Pedro Hernandez Testifies At Etan Patz Murder Trial

The 25-year-old daughter of a man on trial for murder in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz is testifying on his behalf.

03/09/2015

Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz (inset) in 1979. (credit: CBS2)

Prosecution Rests In Etan Patz Trial; Defense To Present Evidence Monday

Prosecutors have rested in the murder trial of a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979.

03/06/2015

Etan Patz (credit: Stanley K. Patz)

Prosecutor Says She Misspoke About Man Claiming To Be Etan Patz

Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said in court Thursday she was correcting the record to reflect the man with the last name “Dillion” told police that a childhood classmate might have been Etan.

03/05/2015

Etan Patz (Credit: Stanley K. Patz)

Prosecutors: Man Claiming He Could Be Etan Patz Surfaces

Prosecutors say they’ve received similar calls before. They’ve asked police to interview the man.

03/03/2015

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

Detective Describes Moments Before Pedro Hernandez Confessed To Killing Etan Patz

Detective James Lamendola told jurors he he coaxed Hernandez into his confession by talking to him about the cycle of abuse.

03/02/2015

Competency Of Psychiatrist Called Into Question In Etan Patz Trial

The defense attorney, Harvey Fishbein, argued that Dr. Flavia Robatti is not a competent psychiatrist. His investigation, he said, found not one positive reaction to her, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

02/27/2015

(credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Passage Of Time Creates Obstacles In Prosecution Of Patz Case

Trying a man for murder in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz has come with obstacles created by the passage of time.

02/25/2015

Etan Patz (Credit: Stanley K. Patz)

Lawyer: Newly Discovered Evidence Suggests Neighbors Saw Different Suspect With Boy Who Resembled Etan Patz

Fontier told the court she has found 39 pages of notes taken by a detective who happened to grow up in the same building where Jose Ramos lived. Ramos is the convicted pedophile long suspected in Etan’s 1979 disappearance.

02/24/2015

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

Jurors In Etan Patz Trial Watch Another Videotaped Confession To Boy’s Killing

On Monday, jurors watched another interrogation that took place shortly after Hernandez was picked up by police at his home in New Jersey.

02/23/2015

Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz (inset) in 1979. (credit: CBS2)

Defense In Etan Patz Murder Trial Claim Interrogation Video Is A Bombshell

The prosecution and defense Friday were preparing jurors for a new video, which could amount to a bombshell in the trial of the man who confessed to killing Etan Patz.

02/20/2015

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

Police Detective Cross-Examined In Etan Patz Trial

Defense lawyers say Hernandez’s confession is fiction, dreamed up by a mentally ill man with a low IQ and a history of hallucinations.

02/19/2015

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