By Natasja Sheriff

New trial for man who said he killed New York boy to open in 2016

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new trial for the former New York deli worker who confessed to strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz in a case that changed the way the U.S. responds to missing children will open in 2016, a judge said on Wednesday...

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 3:35 AM

Day 18 of marathon deliberations in New York missing boy murder trial

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - The murder trial of a former deli worker who confessed to strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz resumed on Friday with the 18th day of jury deliberations. The panel at state Supreme Court in Manhattan has been struggling to reach...

Friday, May 8, 2015, 10:12 AM

Jury to return for 18th day of deliberations in NYC missing boy murder case

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors finished a 17th day of marathon deliberations on Thursday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of a man who confessed to strangling Etan Patz more than three decades ago. The 6-year-old boy disappeared in...

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 5:25 PM

New York jury to return for 17th day of deliberations in 1979 missing boy murder trial

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York jury ended its 16th day of deliberations on Wednesday with no verdict in the murder trial of a former deli worker who confessed to the 1979 killing of Etan Patz, a 6-year-old whose disappearance changed the way the...

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 10:28 AM

N.Y. jury, after citing deadlock, retires with no verdict in Etan Patz case

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York jury retired for the day without reaching a verdict on Tuesday after telling the judge it was deadlocked in the murder trial of a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz. The judge, who responded by ordering...

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 11:17 AM

New York jury resumes deliberating case of boy missing since 1979

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jury deliberations resumed for a 14th day on Monday in the trial of a former deli worker who confessed to the 1979 killing of Etan Patz, a New York boy whose disappearance brought national attention to the issue of missing and abducted...

Monday, May 4, 2015, 11:34 AM

New York jury deliberations in Etan Patz murder case in 13th day

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jury deliberations resumed for a 13th day on Friday in the trial of a former deli worker who confessed to the 1979 killing of Etan Patz, a New York City boy whose picture was among the first to appear on milk cartons in a U.S. campaign...

Friday, May 1, 2015, 10:33 AM

Jury to return for 13th day of deliberations in New York child murder trial

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors in the New York murder trial of a man who confessed to killing 6-year-old Etan Patz decades ago ended their 12th day of deliberations on Thursday without a verdict. The jury, which is weighing kidnapping and murder...

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 9:06 PM

Jury in Etan Patz trial focuses on earlier suspect in 1979 murder

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors in the trial of a former deli worker who confessed to killing Etan Patz in 1979 listened on Friday to a re-reading of witness testimony that implicated another, earlier suspect in the case of the missing 6-year-old boy...

Friday, April 24, 2015, 8:51 PM

No verdict after days of deliberations in 1979 N.Y. child murder case

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors considering a murder charge against the man who confessed to killing Etan Patz in 1979 ended a seventh day of deliberations on Thursday without reaching a verdict in one of the most vexing disappearances in New York history...

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 10:32 AM

New York jurors retire with no verdict in case of missing boy

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors deliberating murder and kidnapping charges against a man who confessed to strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 ended a sixth day of deliberations on Wednesday without reaching a verdict in the notorious case....

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 11:36 AM

Jury deliberating NY child murder ends fifth day with no verdict

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors weighing murder and kidnapping charges against a man who confessed to strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 ended a fifth day of deliberations on Tuesday without reaching a verdict. Pedro Hernandez, 54, is on trial...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:22 AM

New York jurors focus on confession in 1979 child murder case

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors on Monday ended a fourth day of deliberations in the trial of a former deli worker who told police he strangled 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, after they asked to review evidence that appears to raise questions about the...

Monday, April 20, 2015, 9:05 PM

New York jurors resume deliberations in 1979 kidnap, murder case

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors began a fourth day of deliberations on Monday in the murder trial of a man who confessed to strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, one of the first cases to highlight the plight of missing and abducted children....

Monday, April 20, 2015, 10:53 AM

No verdict yet in case of missing New York boy

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors in the murder trial of a man who confessed to strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 ended deliberations on Friday without reaching a verdict in the case, one of the first to highlight the plight of missing and abducted...

Friday, April 17, 2015, 10:50 AM

No verdict yet in NYC murder case stemming from 1979 disappearance

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - The jury in the trial of a former New York deli worker accused of kidnapping and murdering 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 adjourned without a verdict on Thursday after a second day of deliberations. In a case that first...

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5:27 PM

New York jury begins deliberating decades-old Etan Patz murder case

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York jury reached no verdict on Wednesday in its first day of deliberations in the trial of a former deli worker accused of kidnapping and murdering 6-year-old Etan Patz, whose 1979 disappearance called national attention to...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 4:09 PM

NY prosecutor recounts impact of Etan Patz 1979 disappearance

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the trial of a former deli worker accused of murdering a New York boy said on Tuesday that the child's 1979 disappearance, which launched a movement to find missing children, marked "a loss of innocence" for the city...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 2:42 PM

Defense says confession to 1979 murder of New York boy 'improbable'

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - The attorney for a former deli worker accused of murdering a New York boy in 1979 argued on Monday that his confession was unreliable and improbable and that prosecutors failed to present evidence of his guilt. Pedro...

Monday, April 13, 2015, 12:11 PM

Testimony ends in trial of man accused of 1979 murder of NY boy

By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Testimony concluded on Thursday in the trial of a former deli worker accused of the 1979 murder of a missing New York City boy, and the jury is expected to begin deliberations next week. Pedro Hernandez, 54, charged with...

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 1:05 PM