Jury Deadlocked in Etan Patz Case

A New York jury deliberating the fate of the man charged with the 1979 killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz will resume deliberations Wednesday, a day after telling the judge it was unable to reach a verdict.
New York Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley on Tuesday afternoon, for the second time in a week, instructed the jury to keep deliberating.
The jury has struggled to reach a verdict since deliberations began on April 15. The case involves a little boy whose disappearance, more than three decades ago, sparked an era of heightened awareness of crimes against children.
As it did nearly one week ago, the jury said in a second note Tuesday that it was unable to reach a unanimous decision on the guilt or innocence of a bodega worker named Pedro Hernandez.



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