The jury began its fourth day of deliberations Monday in the trial of the man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz nearly 36 years ago.
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.
The jury has yet to hear two key elements of the defense’s case for Pedro Hernandez.
The 25-year-old daughter of a man on trial for murder in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz is testifying on his behalf.
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.
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.
Two witnesses have testified that a man charged in the 1979 kidnapping and murder of Etan Patz told them decades ago that he had killed someone while working in a bodega in New York City.
The mother of a 6-year-old boy who vanished on his way to school 35 years ago is testifying in the murder trial of a store clerk accused of killing him.
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.