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Patz trial panel still

without a verdict

The jury in the Etan Patz murder trial finished its fifth full day of deliberations yesterday without a verdict in Manhattan Supreme Court.

The jury asked for a list of all witnesses and exhibits in the case, and also requested a readback of testimony from Chelsea Altman, 6-year-old Etan's best friend.

Pedro Hernandez, 54, of Maple Shade, New Jersey, a one-time bodega clerk in the SoHo neighborhood where the boy disappeared in 1979, is charged with murder and kidnapping. Deliberations are scheduled to resume today.---- John Riley

Park Slope theater to become apartments

Brooklyn's Pavilion movie theater will be converted into apartments with a smaller theater, according to the building developer and an application filed with the city's Department of Buildings yesterday.

The Park Slope building, long the subject of neighborhood ire, will include 24 apartments on six stories.

Ethan Geto, a spokesman for Hidrock Realty, the Manhattan developer who purchased the space on Prospect Park West, described the new theater planned for the space as "more sophisticated." ---- amNewYork


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