Court Session in Patz Case Is Delayed for 6 Weeks
The New York Times
by Russ Buettner
September 24, 2012
The next public court appearance for the man who confessed to killing Etan Patzin 1979 has been put off for six weeks, a move that has the effect of giving prosecutors and his defense lawyer more time to investigate before the case is presented to a grand jury for indictment.
The delay, which was agreed upon by both sides, speaks to the unique complexities of a 33-year-old case in which a body has never been found and a new suspect with a history of mental illness emerged out of nowhere, according to people briefed on the case and legal observers.
This is the second time a public appearance has been delayed; it will now take place Nov. 15.
Wendy Ruderman contributed reporting.
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