Defense lawyers think age of details in Etan Patz’s disappearance could lead jury to acquit
LOWER MANHATTAN — The disappearance and killing of Etan Patz, one of the most notorious crimes against a child in New York City history, is now before a jury, which prepares for its fourth day of deliberations on Tuesday. Because the case is nearly four decades old, key testimony in the prosecution of accused killer Pedro Hernandez is not reliable, his lawyers said on Monday. The decider of whether or not that's true, they conceded, is the jury.