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N.J. man who confessed to Etan Patz's murder faces charges in court

Pedro Hernandez appears in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York November 15, 2012. Hernandez, the man who confessed to the 1979 killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz faces murder and kidnapping charges in Manhattan, in a case that has haunted the city for more than three decades and altered the way the nation responds to missing children. REUTERS/Louis Lanzano/Pool

Pedro Hernandez appears in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York November 15, 2012. Hernandez, the man who confessed to the 1979 killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz faces murder and kidnapping charges in Manhattan, in a case that has haunted the city for...more

Pedro Hernandez appears in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York November 15, 2012. Hernandez, the man who confessed to the 1979 killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz faces murder and kidnapping charges in Manhattan, in a case that has haunted the city for more than three decades and altered the way the nation responds to missing children. REUTERS/Louis Lanzano/Pool
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Pedro Hernandez is arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court via video link seen here in this courtroom sketch in New York May 25, 2012. REUTERS/Shirley Shepherd

Pedro Hernandez is arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court via video link seen here in this courtroom sketch in New York May 25, 2012. REUTERS/Shirley Shepherd

Pedro Hernandez is arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court via video link seen here in this courtroom sketch in New York May 25, 2012. REUTERS/Shirley Shepherd
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Rosemary Hernandez (C), wife of Pedro Hernandez, leaves the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York November 15, 2012. Pedro Hernandez, the man who confessed to the 1979 killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz faces murder and kidnapping charges in Manhattan, in a case that has haunted the city for more than three decades and altered the way the nation responds to missing children. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Rosemary Hernandez (C), wife of Pedro Hernandez, leaves the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York November 15, 2012. Pedro Hernandez, the man who confessed to the 1979 killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz faces murder and kidnapping charges in Manhattan,...more

Rosemary Hernandez (C), wife of Pedro Hernandez, leaves the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York November 15, 2012. Pedro Hernandez, the man who confessed to the 1979 killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz faces murder and kidnapping charges in Manhattan, in a case that has haunted the city for more than three decades and altered the way the nation responds to missing children. REUTERS/Keith Bedford
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Pedro Hernandez (R) appears with his lawyer Harvey Fishbein in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Louis Lanzano/Pool

Pedro Hernandez (R) appears with his lawyer Harvey Fishbein in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Louis Lanzano/Pool

Pedro Hernandez (R) appears with his lawyer Harvey Fishbein in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Louis Lanzano/Pool
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Pedro Hernandez (C) appears with his lawyer Harvey Fishbein in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Louis Lanzano/Pool

Pedro Hernandez (C) appears with his lawyer Harvey Fishbein in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Louis Lanzano/Pool

Pedro Hernandez (C) appears with his lawyer Harvey Fishbein in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Louis Lanzano/Pool
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