Etan Patz Killer Charged With Second-Degree Murder

Fri, May 25, 2012 7:11pm EDT by 5 Comments
Etan Patz Murder

On the 33rd anniversary of six-year-old Etan Patz kidnapping in NYC, a man was charged with second-degree murder. Now Etan’s family can finally be at ease.

It’s been a long road, but the mystery of Etan Patz‘s disappearance and murder can finally be closed. After confessing to the police he committed the crime, Pedro Hernandez was charged May 25 with second-degree murder.

Etan Patz Killer’s Confession — SHOCKING Details Revealed In Court

“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 the day prior.

“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.

More On The Etan Patz Case:

  1. Etan Patz Murderer Found? — Man In Custody For His Disappearance
  2. Etan Patz Search Ending — FBI: No Evidence Found
  3. Etan Patz Case Reopened 33 Years After He Went Missing — FBI Has New Evidence

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Vicky

Posted at 2:00 PM on May 26, 2012  

That animal wouldn’t confess if he wouldn’t have HIV.. He dying that’s why he confess.. And about he’s medical issues he probably gain that when he killed that little boy poor thing.. I feel so bad for the parents.. I hope they’ll gain some peace someday I know it’s really hard..

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Courtney

Posted at 1:05 PM on May 26, 2012  

I’m only 25 years old. I wasn’t alive when Etan went missing. This story makes me very sad though. I know that closure is an overrated word, but I sure hope that his loved ones find some peace if that Pedro freak is telling the truth. I hope justice is served and Etan’s killer is convicted in a court of law for murder and never sees the light of day again.

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kamaljit

Posted at 11:33 AM on May 26, 2012  

what a sad day for etan family.that pedro he looks like a killer his face. poor etan. r.i..p.etan. this story touched my heart, not a day goes by when i dont think about read some new information.my heart breaks every time i read it.

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kamaljit

Posted at 11:07 AM on May 26, 2012  

i hope that the family can have little ease and grieve againfor líttle etan . what a cute child and cute smile he had.shame it took so long. cnat believe it how he had lived with it married had a child and the family the wife had no idea she was living witha killer. what a sad story for both sides but rally sad for patz family. they can move on with life not tht it will be easy for them pedro put the police in so many stress they working day and night to catch the person. how they worked really hard all those years. god bless the eatn and h is poor family that had to go through all those years and how it affected them physcally and mentally.

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Sofia

Posted at 4:01 AM on May 26, 2012  

That kid-killer being remorseful doesn’t bring Etan back to his family. Pedro should get the death penalty for what he did to Etan and for the emotional pain and distress that he caused his family. I hope at the very least, Pedro rots in prison.

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