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Jury deliberates for fourth day in murder trial of Pedro Hernandez, accused of killing Etan Patz

Pedro Hernandez, right, appears in Manhattan criminal court

Pedro Hernandez, right, appears in Manhattan criminal court with his attorney Harvey Fishbein, in New York in 2012. Credit: AP / Louis Lanzano, Pool, File

A fourth day of jury deliberations ended without a verdict Monday in the trial of former bodega stock boy Pedro Hernandez, who is accused of kidnapping and murdering 6-year-old Etan Patz in SoHo in 1979.

Hernandez told police he did it in a now-disputed 2012 confession. In notes, jurors asked for a site plan of the alley where Hernandez said he left the boy, which was actually a bakery in 1979, and the weather report on the day the boy disappeared, which was at variance with Hernandez's description.

The defense contends Hernandez fantasized the crime in his confession due to a mental disorder. Jurors also asked for phone records of calls he made in 2012, when the NYPD dug up a SoHo basement looking for Patz evidence, to a relative he had been living with in 1979. Prosecutors say the calls are a sign of guilt.

Deliberations are scheduled to resume Tuesday.

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