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Mistrial in Etan Patz Case

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The judge trying the Etan Patz case ordered a mistrial after jurors failed for the third time to reach a unanimous decision. Six year old Etan disappeared on Mat 25, 1979. His body was never found. In 2012 Pedro Hernandez allegedly confessed to killing Ethan but there was physical evidence or DNA to tie him in with the crime. I understand the frustration of Ethan’s parent having the case end in a mistrial but I also understand the position of the jurors. It would not have been right to convict Hernandez if the could not agree on his guilt.

By marvaseaton

Marva Seaton is a Mom, Author, Blogger, and Poet. She is passionate about issues concerning woman and tries to highlight stories of those suffering abuse. She strongly believes in fairness, equality, and the empowerment of women.

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