Irene Cornell

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

Closing Arguments Begin In Etan Patz Murder Trial

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.



Man Caught With 25 Kilos Of Meth In Trunk Of Car At Holland Tunnel Arraigned

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.


Shevoy Murdock is charged in connection with a stabbing that injured Chris Copeland of the Indiana Pacers. (Credit: CBS2)

Suspect In Stabbing Of Indiana Pacers’ Chris Copeland, Girlfriend Appears In Court

The suspect, Shevoy Bleary-Murdock, 22, is charged with assault and criminal possession of a knife.


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

Ex-Girlfriend Of Etan Patz Murder Suspect: He Never Seemed Delusional

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.


A sketch of defendants Akhror Saidakhmetov (left)  and Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev in Brooklyn federal court on accusations that they tried to join ISIS. The pair, along with Abror Habibov, face charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. (credit: Jane Rosenberg)

4 Men Charged In Alleged Plot To Help ISIS Plead Not Guilty In Brooklyn

The fundraising was “tantamount to providing money to slaughter innocent victims,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Solomon told the judge.


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

Psychiatrist: Man Accused Of Killing Etan Patz Does Not Have Serious Mental Illness

A psychiatrist called by the prosecution in the Etan Patz murder trial returned to the witness stand Tuesaday.


Building in Harlem where Francis Pellerano's body was found in a barrel (credit: CBS2)

Deaf Harlem Man Sentenced 21 Years To Life For Killing Girlfriend

According to prosecutors, Bismark Lithgow, 26, stabbed 19-year-old Francis Pellerano, who was also deaf, 38 times in Feburary 2013.


Cocaine (credit: CBS 2)

9 Accused Of Involvment In NY, NJ Cocaine Trafficking Ring Arraigned

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.


Courtroom sketch of Julie Patz, Etan Patz's mother, testifying at the murder trial of Pedro Hernandez (credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Etan Patz’s Mother Returns To Witness Stand In Murder Trial

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.


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

Ex-Con Testifies Convicted Pedophile Told Him He Knew Where Etan Patz Caught Bus

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.


Etan Patz (credit: Stanley K. Patz)

Former Informant: Convicted Pedophile Jose Ramos Admitted Molesting Etan Patz

Rothschild said Ramos recounted in horrifying detail how he molested Etan and other boys.


Etan Patz (Credit: Stanley K. Patz)

Prosecutor Tries To Discredit Defense’s Star Witness In Trial Of Etan Patz’s Alleged Killer

Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon suggested Stuart GraBois was so obsessed with the case that he followed up on psychic tips.


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.


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.


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.