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

Trial Postponed For Months In Etan Patz Murder Case

The murder trial for the man charged with killing a 6-year-old Manhattan boy who disappeared some 35 years ago has been postponed for months, as psychiatric exams and other preparations continue.

02/19/2014

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

Prosecutors: Suspect In Etan Patz Murder Has Extensive Criminal Past

The man charged with killing a 6-year-old Manhattan boy in one of the nation’s most notorious missing-child cases has a disturbing history of beating his wife, molesting a relative and using drugs, prosecutors said in court documents released Wednesday.

12/18/2013

Pedro Hernandez (L - credit: Inside Edition), Etan Patz (R - credit: Personal Photo)

Convicted Child Molester To Testify At Etan Patz Murder Trial

The man charged with killing a 6-year-old boy who disappeared in 1979 is securing an unusual witness in his defense: a convicted Pennsylvania child molester who was long the prime suspect.

10/26/2013

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

Attorney Asks For Release Of Etan Patz Murder Suspect

An attorney said Wednesday that the man who accused of killing a 6-year-old boy who vanished in 1979 should be released because it is taking too long to get to trial.

10/02/2013

Pedro Hernandez (L - credit: Inside Edition), Etan Patz (R - credit: Personal Photo)

Etan Patz Murder Suspect Could Face Trial Next Spring

Pedro Hernandez appeared briefly in court on Wednesday. He was charged with murder in 2011 after he confessed to choking Etan Patz.

07/31/2013

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

NYC Judge Rules To Allow Etan Patz Murder Trial To Proceed

Pedro Hernandez pleaded not guilty in December to the murder charge in the death of 6-year-old Etan, who disappeared on his way to a school bus stop on May 25, 1979.

05/15/2013

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

Suspect In Etan Patz Murder Case Wants Charges Dropped

The man who confessed to killing 6-year-old Etan Patz 34 years ago has asked a judge to drop the murder case against him.

04/17/2013

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

Etan Patz Suspect Pedro Hernandez Pleads Not Guilty

The defense of a man charged with killing a 6-year-old boy in 1979 will revolve around his mental state and a false confession to the crime, but he is not pursuing an insanity defense in the sensational case, his attorney said.

12/12/2012

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

Etan Patz Suspect Pedro Hernandez Makes Brief Court Appearance

Pedro Hernandez, 51, did not speak during his brief court proceeding. His lawyer said he was fit to stand trial and a judge ordered him held without bail.

11/15/2012

Pedro Hernandez (L - credit: Inside Edition), Etan Patz (R - credit: Personal Photo)

Suspect In Etan Patz Case Indicted On Murder, Kidnapping Charges

Attorney Harvey Fishbein says 51-year-old Pedro Hernandez is being charged in the disappearance of Etan Patz . Hernandez, of Maple Shade, N.J., confessed to the 1979 killing six-year-old Patz earlier this year.

11/14/2012

Pedro Hernandez (L - credit: Inside Edition), Etan Patz (R - credit: Personal Photo)

Etan Patz Murder Suspect Due In Court This Week

Hernandez confessed to the 1979 killing six-year-old Patz earlier this year, but that remains the only evidence against him.

11/12/2012

Jose Ramos Taken Into Custody Nov. 7, 2012 (credit: NYPD handout)

Jose Ramos, Longtime Etan Patz Suspect, Back In Custody After Prison Release

Jose Ramos was released from a Pennsylvania prison Wednesday then immediately arrested on a Megan’s Law violation after providing an outdated address of where he would be residing.

11/07/2012

Etan Patz

Jose Ramos, Longtime Suspect In Etan Patz Case, To Be Released

The man who was the prime suspect for years in a landmark child disappearance case is about to be released from a Pennsylvania prison where he has spent 20 years for molesting other children.

11/06/2012

Pedro Hernandez (L - credit: Inside Edition), Etan Patz (R - credit: Personal Photo)

Trial Date For Etan Patz’s Accused Killer Put Off Again

Pedro Hernandez had been due in court on Oct. 1. But prosecutors announced Monday that his appearance was put off to Nov. 15 so both sides can continue to investigate “in a measured and fair manner.”

09/24/2012

Etan Patz (credit: CBS 2)

Police Back At SoHo Basement To Look For Clues In Etan Patz Case

For the second time this week, police, along with the office of the chief medical examiner, have returned to the sight of a former bodega where suspect Pedro Hernandez worked 33 years ago.

08/10/2012

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