Etan Patz: Pedro Hernandez charged with second-degree murder


A former convenience store worker who confessed to killing Etan Patz 33 years ago on May 25 was charged with second-degree murder Friday. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced the charge just after 6:30 pm Friday against Pedro Hernandez,

By Tina Susman NEW YORK — Prosecutors filed second-degree murder charges Friday against a 51-year-old New Jersey man who has confessed to killing Etan Patz, a 6-year-old boy who vanished from his Manhattan neighborhood 33 years ago.

A former convenience store worker who confessed to killing Etan Patz 33 years ago on May 25 was charged with second-degree murder Friday. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced the charge just after 6:30 pm Friday against Pedro Hernandez,

Pedro Hernandez was arrested on suspicion of murder after confessing to having killed Etan Patz in 1979, according to reports.

Their lives upended, the wife and daughter of Etan Patz's suspected killer turned tearfully to their Pentecostal church. While Pedro Hernandez was confessing to killing the 6-year-old boy more than three decades ago, his wife, Rosemary, and daughter,

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