Pedro Hernandez, the confessed killer of Etan Patz, was taken to Bellvue Hospital today and placed on Suicide Watch.
The suspect has reportedly not been taking his medication, and appeared suicidal according to witnesses.
The arraignment later today will happen on the 33rd anniversary of the day the 6-year-old boy disappeared - a tragic and monumental moment that transformed the safety of children in this day and age.
Hernandez confessed that as a 19-year-old store clerk, he lured Patz to the basement of his bodega shop by promising the young boy soda. After strangling him, he claims he stuffed the boy into a plastic bag and threw him in the trash. The body was never found.
We really hope that this case is finally solved to help the parents get some kind of closure in their lives.
[Image via Patz.]
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