NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Jurors began deliberations Wednesday afternoon in the trial of Pedro Hernandez – the man accused of luring and killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in SoHo nearly 36 years ago.
As CBS2’s Jessica Schneider reported, Wednesday marked the moment Etan’s father, Stanley Patz, has waited for since 1979. Five women and seven men will decide whether Hernandez is guilty or not on three separate charges – second-degree murder, felony murder, and kidnapping.
The two different murder charges result from different theories under the law. If the jury finds that Hernandez deliberately killed Etan, they will convict him on second-degree murder charges.