Prosecutors launch 2nd bid for conviction in Etan Patz death

    NEW YORK – Revisiting a crime that shattered a bygone era’s sense of safety, prosecutors on Wednesday launched their second bid for a conviction in one of the nation’s most influential missing-child cases, the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz.

    After a jury deadlock last year, suspect Pedro Hernandez is back on trial in a case that eluded investigators for decades, ratcheted up Americans’ consciousness of missing children and now centres on whether a chilling confession was true.

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