NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The jury at the Etan Patz murder trial had its third day of deliberations Friday.
Jurors received the case against 54-year-old Pedro Hernandez – the man accused of luring and killing the 6-year-old boy in SoHo in 1979 – Wednesday afternoon.
Hernandez was a clerk at a corner bodega in SoHo that Etan visited often. He is accused of luring the little boy into the bodega basement with promises of a soda and then strangling him.
On Friday, the jury asked to see the card with Miranda warnings he initialed after waving his right to remain silent, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported. They then asked for a missing child poster of Etan Patz that Hernandez was shown during a 7-hour interrogation which led to his confession.
As Cornell reported, he had signed it and wrote on it that he choked the boy– misspelling the word “choked.”