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  • Jan. 5 trial set for man in NYC missing-boy case

    A man charged in one of the nation's most notorious missing-child cases is scheduled for trial Jan. 5 in New York.


  • Tulowitzki bruises calf, Dbacks' top Rockies 6-4

    Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is expected to miss a couple of days with a bruised left calf after being hit by a pitch in the Rockies' 6-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.


  • Trial date put off in NYC 1979 missing-boy case

    A New York murder trial for a suspect in one of the country's most prominent missing-child cases is being postponed for months as psychiatric exams and other preparations continue.


  • A flier distributed by the New York Police Department depicts Etan Patz, who vanished in New York on May 25, 1979. Pedro Hernandez, 51, suspected in the disappearance, has been indicted on charges of murder and kidnapping, said his attorney, Harvey Fishbein. (Associated Press)

    False confession in 1979 case of Etan Patz?

    The man charged with killing a 6-year-old boy in 1979 made a false confession and will plead not guilty in a case that catalyzed the missing-children's movement, his attorney said Thursday.


  • **FILE** Murder suspect Pedro Hernandez is seen here in May 2012. Attorney Harvey Fishbein says Hernandez, 51, is being charged in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz. Hernandez, of Maple Shade, N.J., was arrested this year and investigators say he confessed. (Associated Press)

    Lawyer: Suspect indicted in 1979 death of NYC boy

    The suspect in the infamous 1979 disappearance of a 6-year-old boy from his New York City neighborhood has been indicted on charges of murder and kidnapping, his lawyer said Wednesday.


  • A boy stops to look at a makeshift memorial to Etan Patz in New York on Sunday. Etan was 6 when he disappeared in 1979. The memorial sprung up at the site where, according to police, suspect Pedro Hernandez claims the killing took place. (Associated Press)

    Prosecutors in Patz murder case face tough challenges

    For prosecutors, the work is just beginning after the astonishing arrest last week of a man who police say confessed to strangling a 6-year-old New York City boy 33 years ago in one of the nation's most bewildering missing-child cases.


  • This undated file image provided Friday, May 28, 2010, by Stanley K. Patz shows a flyer distributed by the New York Police Department of Patz's son Etan who vanished in New York on May 25, 1979. (AP Photo/Courtesy NYPD/file)

    Shock over arrest in N.Y. boy's 1979 disappearance

    When police dug up a Manhattan basement last month in a fruitless search for the remains of Etan Patz, a 6-year-old boy who disappeared in 1979, Lucy Suarez saw the news on TV and wished that the family of the missing child would finally get some peace.


  • ** FILE ** New York City police commissioner Raymond Kelly speaks during a news conference Thursday, May 24, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Man charged with murder in 1979 death of Patz

    A man accused of luring 6-year-old Etan Patz into the basement of a convenience store with the promise of a soda in 1979 and strangling him was charged with second-degree murder on Friday, the 33rd anniversary of the boy's disappearance.


  • This undated file image provided Friday, May 28, 2010, by Stanley K. Patz shows a flyer distributed by the New York Police Department of Patz's son Etan who vanished in New York on May 25, 1979. (AP Photo/Courtesy NYPD/file)

    Man arrested in 1979 disappearance of NYC boy Patz

    In a potential break in one of the nation's most baffling missing-children cases, a former convenience-store employee has told police that he suffocated 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 and left the boy's body in a box in an alley, law enforcement officials said Thursday.


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