Etan Patz - The Face on the Milk Carton

Jury in ’79 missing-boy case are rehearing closing arguments


Julie Patz, mother of Etan Patz, leaves a courtroom in New York, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The videotaped confession of Pedro Hernandez, who admitted killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, is expected to be played in court as a Manhattan judge determines whether it is fair game for the suspect's murder trial. The hearing that begins Monday is expected to last several weeks to determine whether Pedro Hernandez's statements are admissible in the case. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Julie Patz, mother of Etan Patz, leaves a courtroom in New York, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The videotaped confession of Pedro Hernandez, who admitted killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, is expected to be played in court as a Manhattan judge determines whether it is fair game for the suspect’s murder trial. The hearing that begins Monday is expected to last several weeks to determine whether Pedro Hernandez’s statements are admissible in the case. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — New York jurors in the murder trial stemming from the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY-tahn payts) have decided to rehear hours of closing arguments before resuming deliberations.

A stenographer is reading the hourslong defense closing argument Thursday in the case against Pedro Hernandez.

Jurors will then break to discuss it before rehearing the prosecution’s closing remarks.

Jurors said Wednesday that they couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict after 10 days of deliberating. A judge told them to keep trying.

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.

Source: AP

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lee c fairfax says:

I thought opening and closing arguments were not evidence. just opinion and spin from each camp.

   

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