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Lawyer: Man Charged In Etan Patz Case Made False Confession

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A lawyer for the New Jersey man who confessed to killing 6-year-old Etan Patz more than three decades ago is asking a judge to dismiss the case.

The lawyer for Pedro Hernandez says his client's confession was false, included questionable claims and was made after almost seven hours of questioning by police.

In court papers filed Wednesday, the attorney argues there's not enough evidence to support a murder case against Hernandez.

Etan vanished in May 1979. He was walking 2 1/2 blocks to his school bus stop when he disappeared.

Hernandez was arrested last year after police received a tip that he had told people years ago that he had killed a child in New York City.

He then told authorities he had lured the boy to a store where he worked and choked him in the basement, leaving the body with some trash a block away.

The Manhattan district attorney's office has said there is enough evidence to support the charges against Hernandez.

A ruling on the case is expected from a judge next month.

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