Irene Cornell

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.

03/24/2015

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

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh. (credit: Image via CBS2)

NJ Air Force Vet Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Terrorism Charges

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, of Neptune, New Jersey, entered the plea in federal court in Brooklyn Wednesday wearing a short-sleeved, blue prison-issued shirt.

03/18/2015

Yehuda Katz (Image via CBS2)

Auxiliary NYPD Officer Accused Of Hacking Police Computer, FBI Database In Fraud Scheme

Yehuda Katz allegedly installed a hidden camera in the traffic safety office in the 70th Precinct station house and a device that would allow him to access a computer there remotely.

03/17/2015

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

A man was shot and killed by what sources said was a retired correction office at the Borough Park subway station in Brooklyn on Tuesday, March 10. (Credit: CBS2)

1 Charged In Connection With Fatal Shooting At Brooklyn Subway Station

Police identified the victim as 32-year-old Gilbert Drogheo of Harlem. The men being questioned Wednesday are Drogheo’s friend and a 69-year-old retired correction officer.

03/11/2015

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

Gavel (file/credit: clipart.com)

Harlem Man Guilty Of Murder For Fatally Stabbing Girlfriend, Stuffing Body In Barrel

A 26-year-old man has been convicted of second-degree murder for stabbing his girlfriend to death in his Harlem apartment and leaving the body in a barrel.

03/07/2015

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

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