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 psychiatrist called by the prosecution in the Etan Patz murder trial returned to the witness stand Tuesaday.
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.
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.
Virginia Barber testified for the defense that Hernandez has schizotypal personality disorder, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
The psychiatrist called in the defense of Pedro Hernandez returned to the stand for a third day Friday.
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.
Dr. Michael First testified Tuesday that Pedro Hernandez has schizotypal personality disorder. He said the diagnosis is on the spectrum of schizophrenia.
The 25-year-old daughter of a man on trial for murder in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz is testifying on his behalf.
Prosecutors have rested in the murder trial of a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979.