Verdict reached in N.Y. trial over 6-year-old's 1979 disappearance | Reuters

NEW YORK A New York City jury reached a verdict on Tuesday in the retrial of a former delicatessen worker charged with murdering Etan Patz, a six-year-old boy whose disappearance in 1979 triggered national soul-searching over the plight of abducted children, according to a defense lawyer.The jury was due to announce its verdict in state court in the second trial of Pedro Hernandez, 56. The retrial followed a 2015 mistrial that occurred after a single juror refused to go along with 11 other panelists who were convinced of his guilt.

(Reporting by Joseph Ax)

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Updated Date: Feb 14, 2017 23:02:14 IST

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