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Manhattan district attorney plans retrial for Pedro Hernandez in Etan Patz case

Posted at 4:49 PM, May 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-18 16:49:35-04

NEW YORK (PIX11) -- The Manhattan district attorney says he will go forward with a new trial for Pedro Hernandez in the 1979 murder of Etan Patz.

Cyrus R. Vance Jr., spoke about his intentions Monday on MSNBC.

Hernandez is charged with kidnapping and the murder in the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan. Patz disappeared while walking to a school bus stop in SoHo. His body was never found.

Hernandez, who was a bodega clerk in Patz's SoHo neighborhood when he vanished, admitted to killing Patz in a four-part videotaped confession. The confession has since been retracted.

The case ended in a mistrial earlier this month after a 12-person jury could not reach a unanimous decision.