Jury in case of missing boy Etan Patz asks to view evidence

Jurors Begin Deliberations in Case of Etan Patz
Jurors Begin Deliberations in Case of Etan Patz


NEW YORK (AP) - A New York jury deliberating in the murder trial of a man accused of kidnapping and killing 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) in 1979 has asked to review a confession and other evidence.

Pedro Hernandez says he choked Etan in a convenience store basement after luring him there with the promise of a soda. Etan disappeared May 25, 1979. His body was never found.

Jurors asked Friday to see a missing-person poster shown to Hernandez at a police station before he confessed. They also requested his videotaped confession and some witness statements.

The jury went home for the weekend without reaching a verdict. Deliberations are to resume Monday.

Hernandez's lawyer says the confession was imaginary and his client is mentally ill. Prosecutors say the confession is sound.

Deliberations began Wednesday.

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