Pedro Hernandez, 51, is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 after he confessed to the crime in May 2012. Investigators said he told them he was a teenage stock clerk at a convenience store when Etan disappeared on his way to school on May 25, 1979. He allegedly said he lured the child to the basement with the promise of a soda, choked him and left his body in a bag of trash about a block away.
On Nov. 15, 2012, his lawyer Harvey Fishbein said in court that Hernandez made a false confession and will plead not guilty in slaying the boy. He was ordered held without bail until his next court date set for Dec. 12, 2012.
Pedro Hernandez appears in Manhattan criminal court with his attorney Harvey Fishbein, on Nov. 15, 2012, in New York
Author: Crimesider Staff
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