Etan Patz

Jose Ramos in May 2010 (credit: Pennsylvania Department of Corrections)

Defense Lawyers In Etan Patz Case Try To Shift Focus To Past Suspect

Frank Carroll, a former Bronx prosecutor, testified for the defense that 33 years ago — three years after 6-year-old Etan vanished in 1979 — Jose Ramos became a prime suspect.

03/23/2015

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

Defense Expert Says Pedro Hernandez More Vulnerable To False Confession

Dr. Bruce Frumkin testified that Pedro Hernandez would be less able to cope with a police interrogation because of his low IQ and mental disorder.

03/20/2015

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

Judge: Potatoes Can’t Be Evidence In Etan Patz Murder Trial

Judge Maxwell Wiley on Thursday denied the defense request, saying it would raise too much speculation for jurors in Pedro Hernandez’s trial.

03/19/2015

Etan Patz (credit: Stanley K. Patz)

Defense Lawyers Gear Up For Final Days Of Etan Patz Trial

The jury has yet to hear two key elements of the defense’s case for Pedro Hernandez.

03/17/2015

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

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