Feb 15 2017
Almost forty years after 6-year-old Etan Patz vanished on the way to his school bus stop, a former convenience store clerk was convicted Tuesday of murder in a case that influenced American parenting and law enforcement.
Defense lawyers also pointed to a different man who was long the prime suspect - a convicted Pennsylvania child molester who made incriminating remarks about Etan's case in the 1990s and who had dated a woman acquainted with the Patzes. He disappeared in May 1979 while walking to his school bus stop two blocks from his home in the downtown SoHo section of NY for the first time by himself.
Jurors delivered their verdict Tuesday.
"Bringing closure on Etan's disappearance to the Patz family has also been among my highest priorities since I took office", Manhattan district attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., said in a statement after a jury convicted Pedro Hernandez, 56, of Maple Shade, N.J., of first-degree kidnapping and second-degree murder.
The verdict on Tuesday came on the ninth day of deliberations after a three-month retrial. "I'm really grateful this jury finally came back with what I've known for a long time: that this person, Pedro Hernandez, did a really bad thing". But they have said that for years, Hernandez told his relatives and ex-wife about how he had murdered a child in 1981. He initially confessed to detectives, but later withdrew his confession. National Missing Children's Day was established on May 25th, the anniversary of Patz's disappearance.
"For me, the whole case kind of hinges on mental health, which factors into what I think are the false confessions - or at least the likelihood of false confessions being made by him", Sirois said in an interview with the New York Post.
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"The Patz family has waited a long time, but we've finally found some measure of justice for our wonderful little boy, Etan", his father, Stanley Patz, said through his tears.
The verdict was handed down nine days after they began deliberations.
Over the years, Hernandez told a friend, his ex-wife and a church group that he had killed a young person in NY by choking and dumping the body, though the details varied, according to trial testimony.
For one juror, Hernandez's purported confession seemed suspicious. " Then, in 2012, Etan's case took another turn".
Authorities have said that when Hernandez confessed, he provided investigators with incriminating details. He was one of the first children to appear on the side of a milk carton. Hernandez strangled Etan and then put his body in a plastic garbage bag that he concealed inside a cardboard box, according to prosecutors Hernandez eventually left the box with other trash in an alley more than a block away, prosecutors said. "I wanted to let go, but I just couldn't let go".
Feb 15 2017
20000 in Mexico City protest Donald Trump's border policies
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Feb 13 2017
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North Korea test-fired what is believed to be a ballistic missile Sunday, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, in Seoul , promised an "overwhelming" response to any North Korean use of nuclear weapons .
Feb 12 2017
Heaviest woman lifted by crane, lands Mumbai for treatment
Indian Embassy officials in Cairo had earlier denied Eman's request for a travel visa because she could not travel to the Embassy. The surgery will be performed free of charge and Eman's family will not have to pay for her post-surgery recovery too.
Feb 11 2017
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She tweeted that she would take to SNL , and hinted that she could portray the President's chief strategist Steve Bannon . O'Donnell's new profile photo appears to be a digitally altered picture of Bannon featuring her face replacing his.
Feb 11 2017
IEA OMR: The First Cut is the Deepest
Saudi Arabia, the IEA said, appeared to cut more than was agreed on at the meeting with some key non-OPEC members in November. According to data compiled by Bloomberg , Qatar's condensate and natural gas liquids surged past its oil production in 2010.
Feb 11 2017
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Feb 11 2017
Fed governor Daniel Tarullo, who oversaw bank supervision, to resign
Trump will also be filling key openings at other financial regulators, including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Tarullo essentially filled that role, but would have likely found his powers and influence curtailed by a Trump-appointee.
Feb 10 2017
The fight starts now? UK's Corbyn criticized after Brexit battle cry
Following the June vote, there was speculation that pro-European lawmakers might try to delay or even stop the Brexit process. Meanwhile Christina Rees has moved on to shadow Secretary of State for Wales, replacing Cardiff Central MP Jo Stevens.
Feb 09 2017
Microsoft To Defend Cloud-Computing Customers from Patent Trolls
And as Petri pointed out, it's likely just a matter of time before hackers "jailbreak" Windows 10 Cloud to run the full version. Of course, given the bug bash, the next build will include tons of fixes and performance improvements.
Feb 09 2017
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A winter storm warning meanings heavy snow is expected or occurring and will make travel very risky . While the sunshine will be back Friday , highs will struggle to climb much above freezing.
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