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.
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.
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.
On Monday, jurors watched another interrogation that took place shortly after Hernandez was picked up by police at his home in New Jersey.
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.
Defense lawyers say Hernandez’s confession is fiction, dreamed up by a mentally ill man with a low IQ and a history of hallucinations.
Jurors are hearing the videotaped confession of a man charged in the 1979 kidnapping and murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz.
Two witnesses have testified that a man charged in the 1979 kidnapping and murder of Etan Patz told them decades ago that he had killed someone while working in a bodega in New York City.
Juan Santana spent his second day on the witness stand in the Manhattan murder trial of Pedro Hernandez. Santana helped Hernandez get hired as a stockboy at the same bodega where he worked.
Family friend Karen Jansons testified Tuesday in the trial against Pedro Hernandez, the man who prosecutors said killed 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979.
The mother of a 6-year-old boy who vanished on his way to school 35 years ago is testifying in the murder trial of a store clerk accused of killing him.
Opening statements began Friday in the trial against Pedro Hernandez, the New Jersey man accused in the disappearance and killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz.
Hernandez, a former shop worker in the Patzes’ neighborhood of SoHo, is accused of killing Etan, who vanished while walking two blocks to a school bus stop on May 25, 1979.
The trial partly reflects Stan and Julie Patz’s efforts to keep the investigation going and make missing children a national priority.
Prosecutors’ recently revealed informant in the infamous missing-child case of Etan Patz is a Rikers Island inmate.