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(NEW YORK) — A judge in New York set a retrial date for the man charged in the abduction and murder of a boy who was the first missing child featured on a milk carton.

Pedro Hernandez will go on trial again starting in late February after his first trial ended with a hung jury.

Eleven jurors wanted to convict Hernandez of kidnapping and killing Etan Patz in 1979, but there was a lone holdout.

“I couldn’t find enough evidence that wasn’t circumstantial to convict,” the lone juror said at the time.

There was no physical evidence, but Pedro Hernandez confessed to killing the boy.

Defense attorneys questioned whether Hernandez was mentally sound enough to confess.

Patz’ father Stan is still waiting for his family’s long ordeal to be over.

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