Harvey Fishbein

Etan Patz (credit: Stanley K. Patz)

2nd Day Of Jury Deliberations Wraps In Etan Patz Murder Trial

Jurors got the cast against 54-year-old Pedro Hernandez – the man accused of luring and killing the 6-year-old boy in SoHo nearly 36 years ago — Wednesday afternoon.

04/16/2015

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

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

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

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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 (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

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

35 Years After Etan Patz Vanished, Murder Trial Opens

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.

01/30/2015

Etan Patz (Credit: Stanley K. Patz)

Attorney: New Informant In Etan Patz Case Is An Inmate

Prosecutors’ recently revealed informant in the infamous missing-child case of Etan Patz is a Rikers Island inmate.

01/16/2015

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

Jury Selection Begins In Etan Patz Case

About 100 prospective jurors began filling out lengthy questionnaires Monday for Pedro Hernandez’s murder trial.

01/05/2015

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

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