A jury on Wednesday began deliberations in the trial of a former grocery worker accused of kidnapping and murdering a missing New York boy, whose 1979 disappearance galvanized national attention to the issue of missing and abducted children.
Prosecutors in the trial of a former deli worker accused of murdering a New York boy said on Tuesday that the child’s 1979 disappearance, which launched a movement to find missing children, marked “a loss of innocence” for the city and nation.
The attorney for a former deli worker accused of murdering a New York boy in 1979 argued on Monday that his confession was unreliable and improbable and that prosecutors failed to present evidence of his guilt.
The mother of a New York boy missing since 1979 took the witness stand in the trial of his accused murderer on Tuesday, telling the jury that she has avoided the courtroom out of fear the descriptions of the crime would leave her sleepless.
The videotaped confession of a man accused of murdering Etan Patz was to be played for a jury on Tuesday during his trial in the disappearance of the 6-year-old boy in 1979 that sparked a national movement to find missing children.
Prosecutors in the trial of a former deli worker accused of kidnapping and murdering a 6-year-old boy in New York City in 1979 laid out details in court on Tuesday of the last day the child was seen alive.
A former deli worker goes on trial on Monday for the murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz, whose disappearance more than three decades ago while walking to a school bus stop galvanized the nation’s attention to the issue of missing children.
Manhattan prosecutors are reportedly worried about the weakness of their case against the South Jersey man accused of the notorious 1979 kidnapping and murder of Etan Patz in SoHo.
A New Jersey man who confessed to the 1979 killing of Etan Patz should stand trial for murder and kidnapping in the 6-year-old boy’s disappearance, a judge ruled on Wednesday.
A New Jersey man suspected of the 1979 killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to murder and kidnapping charges, six months after police said he confessed to a chilling crime that has long haunted New Yorkers.