On Monday, jurors heard closing arguments in the case against a 54-year-old New Jersey man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz on May 25, 1979, as the boy walked to school for the first time on his own.
A driver is facing drug trafficking charges after he was stopped just outside the Holland Tunnel with $1.6 million worth of crystal meth stashed in the trunk of the car.
The suspect, Shevoy Bleary-Murdock, 22, is charged with assault and criminal possession of a knife.
Yvonne Velez, the final witness to testify in Hernandez’s murder trial, said she and the defendant were girlfriend and boyfriend in Puerto Rico when she was 12 and Hernandez was 15.
The fundraising was “tantamount to providing money to slaughter innocent victims,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Solomon told the judge.
A psychiatrist called by the prosecution in the Etan Patz murder trial returned to the witness stand Tuesaday.
According to prosecutors, Bismark Lithgow, 26, stabbed 19-year-old Francis Pellerano, who was also deaf, 38 times in Feburary 2013.
A lead defendant, Ralph Ben Cotto was held without bail and charged as a major trafficker under the state’s drug kingpin law, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
Etan Patz’s mother returned to the witness stand Tuesday, called to knock down a statement made by convicted child molester Jose Ramos to a jailhouse informant.
Ex-con Jack Colbert, who shared a prison cell twice with Jose Ramos, testified that the convicted pedophile told him he knew Etan, knew where he caught the school bus and was afraid of being prosecuted in the case.
Rothschild said Ramos recounted in horrifying detail how he molested Etan and other boys.
Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon suggested Stuart GraBois was so obsessed with the case that he followed up on psychic tips.
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.
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.
Judge Maxwell Wiley on Thursday denied the defense request, saying it would raise too much speculation for jurors in Pedro Hernandez’s trial.