(NEW YORK) — The New York jury presiding over the murder trial of Pedro Hernandez is deadlocked for a second time.
On Tuesday, the 15th day of deliberations, the jurors told the judge they couldn’t agree on a verdict. Six days earlier, on April 29, they also announced they were deadlocked.
Hernandez is charged with killing Etan Patz, the boy whose disappearance in 1979 put faces of missing children on milk cartons. Hernandez confessed, his lawyers say, falsely.
The judge on Tuesday told jurors to keep going. He rejected a defense request for a mistrial, saying he wants the jury to continue “just one more time.”
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