After announcing deadlock, jurors press on in Etan Patz case
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors in the murder trial stemming from the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY-tahn PAYTS) are heading back to a New York courtroom after saying they were deadlocked.
The jury is due back Thursday for a re-reading of closing arguments in the case against Pedro Hernandez.
Jurors said Wednesday that they couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict after 10 days of deliberating. A judge told them to keep trying, and the jurors made an unusual request to hear the hours-long summations again.
Etan vanished while walking to his Manhattan school bus stop. He was among the first missing children pictured on milk cartons.
Hernandez made a surprise confession to authorities in 2012. His lawyers say it’s false, and they’ve pointed to another suspect who was never charged.
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