New York- The city jury on Tuesday found a former delicatessen worker guilty of murdering a six-year-old boy who disappeared in 1979.
According to Reuters Etan Patz vanished as he walked alone to a school bus stop in the city’s SoHo neighborhood on May 25, 1979.
Reuters reported, “his disappearance in 1979 raised national awareness of the plight of abducted children and their parents”.
The abduction of the boy has been one of New York’s most infamous unsolved mysteries for decades according to Reuters.
Reuters adds that the conviction of Pedro Hernandez, 56, was decided during his second trial in a state court following a 2015 mistrial that occurred after a single juror refused to go along with 11 other panelists who were convinced of his guilt.