Saturday, April 19, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 


Lawyer: Man Charged In Etan Patz Case Made False Confession

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Lawyer: Man Charged In Etan Patz Case Made False Confession
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

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. ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP