NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A psychologist testified at a pre-trial hearing Monday that Pedro Hernandez – who admitted killing a 6-year-old New York City boy who went missing 35 years ago – had a sufficient understanding of his Miranda rights.
As WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported, prosecutors played a videotape of the psychologist’s examination of Hernandez while the psychologist himself sat on the witness stand. Prosecutors intended to show what Hernandez knew what he was doing when he waived his rights before confessing to Patz’s murder.READ MORE: Political Consultant: New York State's Impeachment Of Gov. Cuomo 'Could Get Very Ugly'
In the videotape, the doctor broke down the Miranda warnings, asking Hernandez: “When you are told, ‘You have a right to remain silent,’ what does that mean?”