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SHOCKING Details From Pedro Hernandez's Confession About Etan Patz

Pedro Hernandez is in court today for the trial to determine whether or not he murdered Etan Patz over 33 years ago.

Even though he is pleading not guilty, he had already confessed to the murder a few months ago, but his lawyers claim that was due to his mental illness and is not valid.

However, details of his confession have been leaked to the public and it is shocking to read to say the least:

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To Charge Or Not To Charge? Etan Patz Case Remains In Limbo

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The clock is ticking, and yet there's still no word on whether the Manhattan distort attorney's office has enough evidence to convict Pedro Hernandez, the man who confessed to killing 6-year-old Etan Patz.

Here's what the D.A. said:

“I’m not going to answer that question and not because I’m afraid to answer that question, but because it’s premature to answer it at this time.”

The guy's obviously a pro at sidestepping questions, but what about Etan's parents who have had to live for 30 years without knowing what happened to their child. Are they at least in the loop?

Here's what the D.A. said:

“I really don’t want to dramatize my communications with the Patz family. We now have a case that we are working on with an enormous amount of resources, care and attention,”

The NYPD remain optimistic of its chances to successfully convict Hernandez. The FBI, however, are wary of those odds considering Hernandez has bipolar disorder, and the case hinges on the man's word with no physical evidence of any kind.

It's been over 30 years since Etan Patz vanished while walking to his bus stop in the Soho district of New York.

Hernandez says he lured the 6-year-old boy into a bodega by promising him soda then describes how he strangled him and dumped his body in the trash. Hernandez has not explained why he did it if he in fact did.

We hope this case makes some sort of progress to get closer to some sort of closure for Etan's long suffering parents.

A bitter sweet turn of events for the parent.

They won't get their boy back, but at least there is a glimmer of hope for justice for them.

[Image via WENN.]

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Patz Suspect Gets Psych Exam & Placed Back In Holding Cell

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Oh man.

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.

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Etan Patz Murder Suspect On Suicide Watch

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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.

So sad.

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Etan Patz Suspect Comes Forward After 33 Years, Claims He Killed 6-Year-Old Boy

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Etan Patz has been missing for 33 years. The 6-year-old boy was on his way to his bus stop in New York City for the first time ever when he vanished without a trace. He hasn't been found since.

Etan's case struck a chord with a nation who never paid attention to missing children much so before the Patz family lost their little boy. He was the first missing child to ever appear on the side of a milk carton.

One heartbreaking detail is Etan's parents have never moved from their loft on Prince Street in 22 years because they wanted to be there for their son if he ever returned home.

Strangely, the day before the 33rd anniversary of the 6-year-old's disappearance, an arrest had been made in the case.

The suspect has been identified as Pedro Hernandez who claims he ensnared Etan by offering him candy in 1979 and proceed to murder and dispose of the child's body.

Here's what Mayor Bloomberg said:

"The suspect came forward and made a statement implicating himself. I caution you all that there's a lot more investigating to do - we are one step closer to providing [Patz's family] some measure of relief."

We certainly agree with him about providing relief to the family. Although nothing will ever cure the Patz's family's loss, a bit of closure should help them recover even just a little. We feel so much pain for their family even though it's been an incredibly long time since their baby's disappeared. It's a very tragic tale.

Etan Patz was declared legally dead in 2001, but the police have continued to investigate the case and even excavated a basement supposedly containing human remains just one month ago.

We'll be sure to keep you updated on how this story unfolds.

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