Man convicted of killing Etan Patz, boy missing since 1979

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   NEW YORK (AP) -- A man has been convicted in one of the nation's most haunting missing-child cases, nearly 38 years after 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared in New York City.
 
   Jurors delivered their verdict Tuesday in Pedro Hernandez' retrial. Another jury deliberated for 18 days before deadlocking in 2015.
 

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   This time, jurors deliberated over nine days before finding the 56-year-old guilty of murder during a kidnapping in a case that shaped both parenting and law enforcement in the United States.
 
   Hernandez was a convenience store clerk in Etan's neighborhood when the first-grader disappeared in May 1979.
 
Hernandez confessed, but his lawyers say his admissions were the false imaginings of a mentally ill man.
   Etan became one of the first missing children ever pictured on milk cartons.

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