With reporters in the courtroom every day of the trial, NY1 presents gavel-to-gavel coverage of the case of Pedro Hernandez, accused of murdering six-year-old Etan Patz in SoHo in 1979.


After Hung Jury, Judge Rules Prosecutor Can Keep Working on Etan Patz Case
A judge rules that prosecutor Joan Illuzi can continue working on the Etan Patz murder case. Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 01:07 AM EST
Retrial Date Set in Etan Patz Murder Case
The judge in the Etan Patz murder case has set a February 2016 retrial date for accused murderer Pedro Hernandez.08/03/2015 04:55 PM
Jurors From First Pedro Hernandez Trial Aim to Stay Involved Second Time Around
The retrial of accused Etan Patz murderer Pedro Hernandez won't start until next year but jurors from the last trial say they're trying to stay involved. 06/10/2015 10:09 PM
Senior Manhattan Prosecutor to Take Over Etan Patz Case Following Mistrial
A senior Manhattan prosecutor is set to take over the Pedro Hernandez case. 06/10/2015 12:05 AM
Prosecutor Selected for Etan Patz Murder Retrial
Joel Seidemann, a senior Manhattan prosecutor, is set to take over the Pedro Hernandez case following last month's mistrial.06/09/2015 12:26 PM
NY1 Online: Candidate for SI District Attorney Discusses Etan Patz Murder Trial & More
Michael Herzenberg sat down for an exclusive interview with Joan Illuzi, candidate for Staten Island District Attorney, and a key member of the prosecution team in Pedro Hernandez’s trial for the murder of Etan Patz.06/05/2015 10:02 PM
NY1 Exclusive: Assistant DA Joan Illuzzi Discusses Etan Patz Trial, DA Race
In a NY1 exclusive, Joan Illuzzi, the woman who prosecuted Pedro Hernandez for the murder of Etan Patz, gives her first sitdown interview since the trial and tells NY1's Michael Herzenberg about the case and her new role as the Republican candidate for Staten Island district attorney.06/05/2015 09:20 PM
Father of Etan Patz Backs Lawyer Running for Staten Island DA
The father of Etan Patz is endorsing Staten Island District Attorney candidate Joan Illuzzi, the chief prosecutor in the case of the death of his son.06/05/2015 11:05 AM
Father of Etan Patz Shares Note Left by Jurors
The father of Etan Patz collected flowers and notes left by people at a memorial set up for his son in SoHo Monday.05/26/2015 09:09 PM
Jurors From Pedro Hernandez Trial Hold Vigil to Remember Etan Patz
Jurors from the Etan Patz murder trial held a vigil Monday to mark 36 years since the child went missing.05/25/2015 02:21 PM
NY1 Online: Manhattan DA Talks Patz Trial, Public Corruption
Errol Louis talked about public corruption, criminal justice reform and the Etan Patz trial with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. 05/20/2015 07:47 PM
Manhattan DA Says He Will Re-Try Pedro Hernandez in Connection With Etan Patz's Murder
The Manhattan district attorney says he will re-try Pedro Hernandez in connection with the murder of Etan Patz. 05/18/2015 04:01 PM
No Decision Yet on Possible Retrial for Man Accused of Killing Etan Patz
The Manhattan district attorney's office has not announced whether Pedro Hernandez will be tried again in the kidnapping and murder of Etan Patz in 1979.05/13/2015 12:22 AM
Judge Declares Mistrial in Etan Patz Murder Case
The judge in the Etan Patz murder case declared a mistrial and dismissed the jurors Friday afternoon after the jury said for a third time that it could not reach a decision. Pedro Hernandez was on trial after confessing multiple times to killing the six-year-old boy back in 1979.05/08/2015 11:07 PM
SoHo Much Different Now Than it Was in 1979, but Memories of Etan Patz Endure for Longtime Residents
The SoHo of 2015 is a different world than the SoHo that Etan Patz disappeared from 36 years ago, but Etan's parents still live there, and the memory of their son endures among longtime SoHo residents. 05/08/2015 11:00 PM
Juror Who Did Not Believe Patz Suspect Was Guilty Says Hernandez's Mental Health Raised Too Many Questions
Eleven of the 12 jurors in the Etan Patz murder case believed Pedro Hernandez was guilty, but there was one holdout, and as a result, a mistrial was declared. After the mistrial was declared, the jurors shared with the press what their deliberations were like.05/08/2015 09:33 PM
Etan Patz's Father Frustrated, Believes Pedro Hernandez is Guilty
We have not heard much from the father of Etan Patz, but he held an extraordinary news conference just minutes after the judge declared a mistrial in the case.05/08/2015 09:00 PM
Etan Patz Jury Told to Continue Deliberations
A Manhattan judge has ordered jurors in the Etan Patz case to continue deliberations after they passed a note saying they were unable to reach a unanimous decision.04/29/2015 08:57 PM
BREAKING: Jury Unable to Reach Decision in Etan Patz Case
A Manhattan judge has denied the defense's motion for mistrial after jurors passed a note saying they are unable to come to a decision in the trial of Pedro Hernandez, charged with killing Etan Patz.04/29/2015 11:57 AM
Testimony in Case of Man Accused of Killing Etan Patz Wraps Up Thursday
More than two months of testimony in the Etan Patz case wraps up Thursday, and on Tuesday, the jury is expected to start digging through the mountain evidence to decide whether Pedro Hernandez killed the 6-year-old boy all those years ago. 04/08/2015 10:28 PM
New Video of Hernandez Confession Played in Etan Patz Trial
A new videotaped confession was played Monday in the Etan Patz murder trial from accused killer Pedro Hernandez.04/06/2015 11:25 PM
Prosecution Plays Video of Pedro Hernandez Confession to Psychiatrist
Prior confessions made by Pedro Hernandez were in front of police and prosecutors, but this one was to a psychiatrist hired by the prosecution to serve as a rebuttal witness.04/02/2015 11:59 PM
Etan Patz's Mother Rebuts Witnesses Claiming Alternate Killer
Etan Patz's mother testified Tuesday for the prosecution in the trial of the man charged with murdering her boy nearly 36 years ago.03/30/2015 10:37 PM
Defense Rests in Trial of Man Accused of Killing Etan Patz After Informant's Testimony
The defense rested Monday in the Etan Patz murder case after calling another jailhouse informant to the witness stand.03/30/2015 05:17 PM
Former FBI Chief Inspector Who Spent a Decade Investigating Jose Ramos Testifies in Hernandez Trial
The former federal agent who led the FBI's investigation of the September 11th attacks testified in the Etan Patz case Friday, testifying on behalf of accused murderer Pedro Hernandez.03/27/2015 09:15 PM
Prosecutor, Key Defense Witness Have Heated Exchanges in Case Against Man Accused of Murdering Etan Patz
There were heated exchanges Tuesday between the prosecutor and one of the defense's key witnesses in the case against accused Etan Patz murderer Pedro Hernandez.03/24/2015 08:57 PM
Defense Suggests Alternate Killer in Etan Patz Case
It was big day of testimony Monday in the Etan Patz murder case with an effort by the defense to suggest that someone else killed the six-year-old boy in 1979. 03/23/2015 09:17 PM
Jurors in Hernandez Trial See Interview With Convicted Child Molester With Links to Patz Family
Jurors in the murder trial of the man accused of killing Etan Patz have already seen one man confess on tape to killing the little boy more than 30 years ago, but now, they're also seeing an interview with a man Etan's family has long considered a suspect.03/20/2015 07:59 PM
Defense Argues Hernandez Confession is False in Etan Patz Trial
Defense lawyers in a Manhattan murder trial try again to convince jurors that the man accused of killing a little boy in 1979 is erratic enough to not know what he's saying in a videotaped confession. 03/19/2015 07:08 PM
Judge Weighs Whether Box of Potatoes Will Be Admitted as Evidence in Trial of Etan Patz's Alleged Killer
A Manhattan judge is weighing whether a box of potatoes will be admitted as evidence in the murder trial of the man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz. 03/16/2015 08:09 PM
Psychiatrist: Man on Trial for Etan Patz's Murder Had Costly Cocaine Habit
There were surprising revelations Tuesday in the Etan Patz murder trial, as a psychiatrist testified that the defendant is mentally ill, had a costly cocaine habit and beat his wife more than once because she wouldn't pay for his drugs.03/10/2015 09:16 PM
Daughter of Man Accused of Murdering Etan Patz Says Father Had Hallucinations
The daughter of the man accused of murdering Etan Patz in 1979 testified Monday that her father had hallucinations and talked to people who were not there.03/09/2015 07:39 PM
Prosecution Rests Direct Case Against Man Accused of Etan Patz's Murder
The prosecution rested its direct case Friday against the man accused of kidnapping and murdering 6-year-old Etan Patz 35 years ago.03/06/2015 08:11 PM
Former Clerk at Bodega Where Etan Patz's Alleged Killer Worked Says Employees Had Access to Basement Key
A former clerk at the bodega where prosecutors say 6-year-old Etan Patz was strangled testified Monday that employees had access to the basement key.03/02/2015 10:14 PM
Psychiatrist Testifies That Man Accused of Murdering Etan Patz Admitted He Hurt Child in 1979
A psychiatrist testified Friday that the man accused of murdering Etan Patz admitted he hurt a child in 1979.02/28/2015 12:51 AM
Garbage Hauler Who Says He May Have Picked Up Etan Patz's Remains Testifies in Trial
Jurors on Thursday heard testimony from a garbage hauler who says he may have picked up Etan Patz's remains after the boy was allegedly strangled by Pedro Hernandez.02/26/2015 09:41 PM
Three Boxes of Evidence from Etan Patz Investigation Turn Up at Harlem Police Station
Three boxes of evidence from the investigation into Etan Patz's disappearance turned up at a Harlem police station Monday, and an attorney for the man accused of killing Patz said because of the discovery, the defense may seek a mistrial or recall witnesses who already testified.02/24/2015 12:10 AM
Key Detective Takes Stand in Trial of Etan Patz's Accused Killer
A key detective in the Etan Patz case took the stand Friday as the prosecution tried to show that Pedro Hernandez, the man accused of killing Etan nearly 36 years ago, was trying to hide a big secret from police. 02/20/2015 10:04 PM
Etan Patz Trial Resumes After Nine-Day Recess
The murder trial of the man accused of kidnapping and murdering Etan Patz resumed Thursday after a nine-day recess.02/19/2015 09:21 PM
SoHo a Much Different Place During Time of Etan Patz's Disappearance
Etan Patz vanished more than 35 years ago in a completely different SoHo neighborhood than we see now. 02/13/2015 09:01 PM
Jurors Hear Taped Confession from Man on Trial for Murder of Etan Patz
Jurors on Tuesday heard Pedro Hernandez admit in a taped confession to killing Etan Patz more than 35 years ago.02/10/2015 08:42 PM
Ex-Wife Testifies Against Man Accused of Killing Etan Patz
The ex-wife of the man accused of murdering Etan Patz offers more prosecution testimony.02/09/2015 10:30 PM
Two Men Say They Heard Man Accused of Murdering Etan Patz Admit to Killing a Child
Two more prosecution witnesses said they heard the man accused of murdering Etan Patz admit to killing a child more than 35 years ago.02/06/2015 09:35 PM
Witness Says Hernandez Spoke of Killing Etan Patz With Broomstick
Brutal new details about the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz. A witness for the prosecution tells jurors Pedro Hernandez confessed: he murdered the boy with a broomstick.02/05/2015 09:24 PM
Witness in Etan Patz Trial Changes Story While on Stand
A witness in the Etan Patz trial changed his story while on the stand Tuesday.02/03/2015 09:23 PM
Mother of Etan Patz Testifies in Court
The mother of a six-year-old boy who disappeared more than 35 years ago testified in court Monday. The prosecution put her on the stand in the trial of the man accused of killing Etan Patz.02/02/2015 10:44 PM
Attorneys Give Opening Arguments in Etan Patz Murder Trial
Prosecutors and defense attorneys made their opening arguments in the trial of a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz more than 35 years ago.02/02/2015 08:10 PM


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