NEW YORK, N.Y. -- (WPIX) -- A jury Tuesday found the man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz decades ago guilty of murder.
Patz, 6, went missing in 1979. He disappeared on his way to the school bus stop, just two blocks from his home in TriBeCa. His face was one of the first to ever appear on a milk carton. Patz’ body was never found.
Pedro Hernandez, Patz’s accused killer, is on trial for the second time. The judge ordered a retrial following a hung jury in 2015.
Hernandez, now 56, was a 19-year-old stock boy in a bodega at the corner where Patz went missing decades ago. He initially confessed to detectives, but later withdrew his confession.