Pedro Hernandez Found Guilty of Kidnapping and Killing Etan Patz in 1979


February 14, 2017 | New York Times

Pedro Hernandez Found Guilty of Kidnapping and Killing Etan Patz in 1979

Pedro Hernandez, a former bodega stock clerk who confessed to luring 6-year-old Etan Patz into a basement and attacking him, was found guilty on Tuesday of murder and kidnapping, a long-awaited step toward closure in a case that bedeviled investigators for decades and changed forever the way parents watched over their children.

A Manhattan jury…