This is incredibly brave!
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Psychologists have finished examining the murder suspect of Etan Patz as authorities get ready to arraign him on the date that marks the 33rd anniversary of the day the crime happened - a date now recognized as National Missing Children's Day.
Pedro Hernandez is scheduled to appear in court for the first time ever today.
His court-appointed lawyer was seen coming in late, but declined to comment on his client.
Although the lawyer did politely ask the media to back off of Hernandez's relatives who were at the court.
Here's what he said:
"It's a tough day. The family is upset. Please give them some space"
Earlier today Hernandez was asked a series of questions by staff health psychologists at Bellvue Hospital for a preexisting yet unknown medical condition.
It is also unclear whether or not the suspect did in fact receive any medicine.
Police said they have informed the Patz family concerning the arrest.
Here's what the police said on Etan's father's reaction:
"Mr. Patz was taken back, a little surprised and I would say overwhelmed to a degree. He was a little surprised, but I think after everything Mr. Patz has gone through, he handled it very well."
We sure hope that the Patz family is vindicated after their long struggle dealing with the uncertainty of what ever happened to their 6-year-old boy.