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Jury finds Pedro Hernandez guilty in Etan Patz murder case

Updated February 14, 2017 10:06 PM
By John Riley john.riley@newsday.com
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A Manhattan jury has found Pedro Hernandez, pictured
A Manhattan jury has found Pedro Hernandez, pictured on Nov. 15, 2012, guilty of murder in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz. Photo Credit: AP / Louis Lanzano; Stanley K. Patz

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Victim’s father calls verdict “justice for our wonderful little boy”
Jurors not swayed by defense claim of another killer

A Manhattan jury on Tuesday convicted ex-bodega clerk Pedro Hernandez of murder and kidnapping in 6-year-old Etan Patz’ 1979 disappearance, writing a final chapter in a notorious mystery that transfixed New Yorkers for 37 years and turned missing children into a national cause celebre.

The verdict on the ninth day of deliberations came two years after the first trial of Hernandez, 55, of Maple Shade, New Jersey, ended with a jury hung 11-1 for conviction, and was quickly lauded by a relieved Stanley Patz, Etan’s father, who appeared near tears as he heard the foreman say “Guilty.”

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