By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors in the New York murder trial of the man who confessed to strangling Etan Patz in 1979 asked on Friday to examine a missing-child poster featuring the 6-year-old boy on which the suspect had written, "I am sorry (and) choke him." The jury in state Supreme Court in Manhattan is in its third day of deliberations over kidnapping and murder charges against Pedro Hernandez, 54, the former Manhattan deli worker accused of the boy's disappearance and death. The decades-old case, which still evokes strong passions in the city, especially among parents of young children, came to represent the dangers of living in New York City at a time when crime rates were surging. It inspired a national campaign to put the photographs of missing children on milk cartons to raise public awareness of their plight and solicit tips to locate them.
Read More »