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Court Date for Suspect in Etan Patz Slay Postponed

Prosecutors said Monday that the date was moved to Nov. 15 so that the investigation can continue

Monday, Sep 24, 2012  |  Updated 2:58 PM EDT
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NYPD Announces Arrest in 1979 Cold Case

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Pedro Hernandez had been expected in court on Oct. 1.

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NYPD Announces Arrest in 1979 Cold Case

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly announced the arrest of Pedro Hernandez, 51, who police say confessed to killing Etan Patz 33 years ago.
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The next court date for the man accused in death of a 6-year-old SoHo boy who went missing in 1979 has been postponed.

Pedro Hernandez had been expected in court on Oct. 1. Prosecutors said Monday that the date was moved to Nov. 15 so that the investigation can continue.

Hernandez's lawyer said he agreed to an adjournment but declined further comment.

Prosecutors say the 51-year-old Hernandez admitted in May to killing Etan Patz in a surprise confession in one of the most baffling missing children's cases nationwide.

His attorney has said his client was bipolar and schizophrenic and had a history of hallucinations.

Hernandez is being held without bail.

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