I moved to New York City a few years after 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared. His murder was one of the most famous unsolved cases in the country though, of course, my old office–the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office–believes it’s been solved since Pedro Hernandez, 55, was arrested in 2012. Now, twelve jurors just have to agree. His retrial in lower Manhattan began last week. When Hernandez was tried last year, the jury was deadlocked: 11 for conviction; 1 for acquittal. In 2012, Hernandez was turned in to police by his brother-in-law who said he had admitted to killing the child 33 years earlier. Police in New Jersey, then an assistant DA in New York City, interrogated him for hours. (Videos of those interrogations are posted on the Hernandez page on this site.) Jury selection began in mid-September. Opening statements were last…

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