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Jury in case of missing boy Etan Patz asks to view evidence


In this April 19, 2012 file photo, FBI and NYPD law enforcement officials search a SoHo basement at the corner of Wooster and Prince streets, center, for the possible remains of the child, Etan Patz, who was last seen near the search location on his way to school in 1979. With a cherished dollar in hand and a soda in mind, Patz headed toward the corner store that the neighborhood kids knew as a safe haven, a place their parents told them go in case of emergency. But that comfort zone became the scene of one of the nation’s most notorious crimes against children, prosecutors say, when a stock clerk choked Etan in the store basement (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

In this April 19, 2012 file photo, FBI and NYPD law enforcement officials search a SoHo basement at the corner of Wooster and Prince streets, center, for the possible remains of the child, Etan Patz, who was last seen near the search location on his way to school in 1979. With a cherished dollar in hand and a soda in mind, Patz headed toward the corner store that the neighborhood kids knew as a safe haven, a place their parents told them go in case of emergency. But that comfort zone became the scene of one of the nation’s most notorious crimes against children, prosecutors say, when a stock clerk choked Etan in the store basement (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors deliberating in the New York City murder trial of a man accused of kidnapping and killing 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY’-tahn payts) in 1979 have asked to review a confession and other evidence.

Pedro Hernandez says he choked Etan in a convenience store basement after luring him there with the promise of a soda. He was a teenage stock clerk when the boy disappeared May 25, 1979.

On Friday, jurors asked to see a missing-person’s poster shown to Hernandez at the police station before he confessed. They have also requested the videotaped confession and some witness statements.

His lawyer says the confession was imaginary and his client is mentally ill. Prosecutors say the confession is sound.

Etan’s body was never found.

Jurors began deliberating Wednesday after 10 weeks of testimony.

Source: AP

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