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Etan Patz’s Father To Murderer: ‘I Will Never Forgive You’

The father of murdered six-year-old Etan Patz warned convicted killer Pedro Hernandez: “I will never fortive you.”

“After all these years, we finally know what dark secret you kept locked in your heart,” Stanley Patz told Hernandez, who was found guilty of the infamous 1979 abduction and murder.

“You took our precious child and threw him in the garbage. I will never forgive you. The god you pray to will never forgive you….You will join your father in hell.”

Family members, including Stanley’s wife Julie, cried during the outburst. Hernandez refused to look at the parents.

Hernandez was convicted of luring Etan Patz into a bodega basement and strangling him to death. The case, which went unsolved for decades, captured national attention when it occured, with Patz becoming one of the first missing children to appear on a milk carton.

“You are the monster in your nightmares and will (go to) hell,” Patz added.

Contact Aiden Pink at pink@forward.com or on Twitter at @aidenpink.

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