Man gets 25 years in 1979 case of missing boy Etan Patz
NEW YORK | Almost four decades after first-grader Etan Patz set out for school and ended up at the heart of one of America’s most influential missing-child cases, a former store clerk convicted of killing him was sentenced on Tuesday to at least 25 years in prison.
Pedro Hernandez’s sentencing was the culmination of a long quest to hold someone criminally accountable in a case that affected police practices, parenting and the nation’s consciousness of missing children.
A judge sentenced Hernandez to 25 years to life in prison, meaning he
won’t be eligible for parole until he has served the 25 years.