Feb 15 2017
A New York jury has convicted Pedro Hernandez for the high-profile abduction and murder of Etan Patz, a 6-year-old New York City boy who vanished in 1979, according to multiple reports.
The case originally spurred a national hotline for missing children and simplified sharing of information among law enforcement agencies.
Patz went missing on his way to a school bus stop in May 1979 and was never seen again.
A Manhattan jury convicted the confessed killer of little Etan Patz, bringing a sad end to one of New York's most heartbreaking murder trials.
Defense attorney Harvey Fishbein has long maintained his client has an "IQ in the borderline-to-mild mental retardation range" that made him susceptible to a false confession.
Hernandez, 56, showed no reaction on hearing the verdict, but his lawyers said he planned to appeal. Hernandez's first trial ended with a hung jury after one juror declined to convict, citing Hernandez's mental health issues the possibility of another suspect.
The jury had spent nine days deliberating at the State Supreme Court in Manhattan before reaching their decision. "I'm really grateful this jury finally came back with what I've known for a long time: that this person, Pedro Hernandez, did a really bad thing".
Pedro Hernandez abducted the boy four decades ago
The decadeslong investigation took investigators as far as Israel, but Hernandez wasn't a suspect until renewed news coverage of the case prompted a brother-in-law to tell police that Hernandez in 2012 had revealed to a prayer group decades earlier that he'd killed a child in NY.
Patz's body was never found, but his case helped usher in an era of vigilance. "I've known for a long time that this man Pedro Hernandez is guilty of doing something really bad so many years ago", he said.
In 1983, then USA president Ronald Reagan declared the anniversary of his disappearance National Missing Children's Day.
Detectives then got a confession from Hernandez himself.
Hernandez was not considered a suspect until 2012 after his brother-in-law informed police that he had made statements about killing a child to several people. But over the years, Pedro told a friend, his ex-wife, and a church group that he had killed a young person in NY by choking and dumping the body - details did vary though, according to trial testimony.
Hernandez led Etan into the basement of a corner store where the man worked with the promise of a soda, prosecutors said. After a lengthy unrecorded interrogation by the NYPD in 2012, he recorded purported confessions for police and prosecutors. He then said he choked the boy, put him in a bag, put the bag in a box and left it with the curbside trash. He was one of the first missing children to appear on milk cartons. Despite widespread publicity and the milk-carton campaign, Etan's disappearance stumped investigators for decades.
Feb 14 2017
FDA approves costly drug to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Marathon said the research and development costs necessary to make that happen justify the high price-tag of the drug. Clinical studies of the drug deflazacort showed improvement in muscle strength compare to those who took a placebo.
Feb 12 2017
Iran reacts to new United States administration at Islamic Revolution anniversary marches
Anti-Americanism has always been a domestic political force in Iran, routinely invoked by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Anyone confronting Iran will "regret" their aggressive policies, said Rouhani, a moderate who was elected president in 2013.
Feb 12 2017
NCAA Tournament bracket revealed early on CBS: Top 16 seed expert predictions
The East also includes Louisville, Kentucky and UCLA, with Oregon, Virginia and West Virginia filling out the West . Gonzaga is now the No. 1 team in the AP Poll and a win over Saint Mary's could earn them a higher seed.
Feb 11 2017
Past Quarters Earnings Report for Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF)
According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.57/share and a Low EPS of $0.15/share. Stifel Financial Corp boosted its position in shares of Cliffs Natural Resources by 20.8% in the second quarter.
Feb 11 2017
China, US Warplanes Nearly Collide Over Disputed South China Sea
The previous Philippine government had filed a case against China in the Permanent Court for its blockade of Scarborough Shoal. The KJ-200 is an airborne early warning and command plane while the P-3 is a maritime surveillance aircraft.
Feb 10 2017
Cognizant (CTSH) Q4 Earnings & Revenues Increase Y/Y February 08, 2017
As of current trade, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ: CTSH ) has shown weekly upbeat performance of 7.63%. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold.
Feb 09 2017
Canada's population now at 35 million, growth in Waterloo Region and Guelph
Well, today's numbers are the first of seven data sets from the 2016 census, set to be released over the course of the year. Both Prince Rupert and Port Edward saw a population decline in the past five years, revealed the latest 2016 census data .
Feb 09 2017
Microsoft will soon bring UWP games to your Xbox One
Microsoft officials said today that the Windows 10 Creators Update software development kit is feature-complete, as of this point. And as Petri pointed out, it's likely just a matter of time before hackers "jailbreak" Windows 10 Cloud to run the full version.
Feb 08 2017
January 2017 new auto registrations up 2.9% YOY
New auto sales reached a 12-year high in January, according to an industry trade association. In terms of market spread, private purchases were up by 5% and represented 44% of all sales.
Feb 08 2017
Brexit French PM, Juncker say deal must be worse than membership
Euractiv reports that Cazeneuve also said the United Kingdom can't get a better deal than what it has now as a member of the EU. He also said the vote would cover the withdrawal arrangements and the terms of Britain's future relationship with the bloc.
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