Pedra Hernandez confessed to being guilty for kidnapping and murdering six-year-old Etan Patz 33 years ago and is now behind bars. The case can finally be laid to rest.
Almost 33 years to the day he was brutally murdered and disposed of, Etan Patz will finally have the justice he deserves. Pedro Hernandez, 51, was arrested on charges of second-degree murder May 24, after confessing to the unspeakable crime.
“He was remorseful, and I think the detectives thought that it was a feeling of relief on his part,” New York police Commissioner Ray Kelly said during a news conference.
“He brought them to the scene of the crime, which is now a store that sells eye glasses,” the commissioner said, describing the horrible scene. “Hernandez described to the detectives how he lured young Etan from the school bus stop at West Broadway and Prince Street with the promise of a soda. He then led him into the basement of the (store), choked him there, and disposed of the body by putting it into a plastic bag, and placing it into the trash.”
Pedro was only 19 when he killed Etan, who became the first “milk carton kid.”
Even though it took decades to solve the crime, we’re so relieved Etan’s family can finally have some closure.
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