Etan Patz case

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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, Pedro Hernandez, right, appears in Manhattan criminal court with his attorney Harvey Fishbein, in New York. Hernandez, 51, was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, for an arraignment in the death of Etan Patz, who disappeared on his way to a school bus stop more than three decades ago. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool, File)

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The man charged with killing a 6-year-old New York City boy in 1979 pleaded not guilty Dec. 12 to murder, even though police say he confessed in the sensational case — an admission his lawyer says is false.

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