Pedro Hernandez Found Guilty in Kidnap, Murder of Etan Patz
A 55-year-old man, Pedro Hernandez, was found guilty on Tuesday of kidnapping and murdering 6-year-old Etan Patz in New York in 1979. Prosecutors alleged that Hernandez coaxed Patz, who was waiting at a bus stop in SoHo, into following him into a basement, where he choked Patz to death and disposed of the body. A previous case against Hernandez resulted in a hung jury after one juror refused to vote in favor of conviction. Patz’s body has never been found.