Friday, May 25, 2012

Pedro Hernandez Arrested In Etan Patz Case, Updated


Pedro Hernandez has been formally charged with the crime of SECOND DEGREE MURDER , according to a report by ABC News.

And now the Houston Chronicle is reporting that Hernandez may be BIPOLAR .

So what if he is?

Many people, who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder, in this Country, don't go around murdering little kids!

Hernandez has no excuse for what he did. He knew that he had done a "bad thing" after he killed Etan Patz. That's why he didn't take Etan's little body back out onto the street and shout, "Hey, everybody...look what I just did!"

After his conscience kicked back in, he kinda-sorta confessed his crime to some people (including the police, though they now deny that ever happened). Then, he tried to hide what he had done by keeping his mouth shut for 33 more years.

Now, that Hernandez is arrested and formally charged with Etan's murder, his lawyer is trying to wring a "He can't help it, he's sick" plea out of the judicial system.

I don't think that the lawyer will be successful.

I believe that Pedro Hernandez will be convicted and sent straight to prison for what he did. Hernandez committed a horrible crime and in the end...after all of these years...he'll finally pay for his sin against young Etan Patz.

Pedro Hernandez, and his evil, won't stay hidden, forever. Because, after many years, his own family turned him in.


Pedro Hernandez is going to make an appearance in court, today. Good. But one question (and I haven't heard anyone else bring this up yet) still bothers me about this case: What if Etan Patz isn't the only child that Pedro Hernandez has kidnapped and murdered?
What if there are more victims out there, somewhere and Hernandez hasn't said anything about them,  yet?

It just seems to me that a pedophile like him would have racked-up a long list of child victims, over the years.

Perhaps that's a possibility to consider. Maybe the police already have.


The school never contacted Stan and Juli Patz, to report that Etan wasn't in class, on the day that he disappeared. Does that mistake sound familiar?
It should.

The same thing happened on the day (June 4, 2010) that seven-year-old Kyron Horman disappeared from Portland, Oregon.

The teacher marked him absent, even though Kyron had already been at his school science fair, earlier that morning.

Nobody looked around and asked, "Hey, wait a minute, where did Kyron go?"

And the school never called Kyron's family in an effort to establish his whereabouts...after the roll call in the classroom was taken.

Public School 3 never called and asked where Etan was, either.



Liza said...

Don't blame the parents for allowing their 6 yr old to walk 2 blocks. A child should be able to do that. It was his neighborhood, he was familiar with it, felt safe and probably was familiar with Hernandez as well. Not all children are timid, some are very intelligent, confident and adventerous.

Ruthie Rader said...

I didn't say anything about that in my post. However, since you want to go that route...

I think that it was grossly irresponsible of the mother to let Etan take that walk by himself, that day.

I bet that she regrets her decision, too.

If Etan was all that "intelligent", as you say, then he would not have gone with Hernandez.

Etan was six, Liza. He was way too young to have been left to his own devices in SoHo, like that.

The lesson is learned and Etan is gone. But it is a lesson, oh yes, it is.

Luisa Pawlak said...

Well, it has been a few years, but just thought I'd chime in, in light of the current retrial. Etan specifically told his mother that he was going to Stop at the bodega to purchase a soda before boarding the bus. It was not stupid of him to follow Hernandez, who had lured him under the pretense of retrieving a cold soda for him. It's a mistake that even an adult could have made. Children weren't infantilized in the'70s like they are now. Self-sufficiency was encouraged, within reason, from early on. Julie Patz watched him walk the first block and saw the other kids lining up at the bus stop. It wasn't hubris to assume that Etan was perfectly safe doing what most other kids also did at that time. The Patzes were just incredibly unfortunate that their precocious and responsible boy was overpowered and murdered by a psychopath.There's no reason to call anyone's intelligence or parenting skills into question. It was simply a different time, and it wasn't until this tragedy occurred that parents began hovering over and suffocating their kids. Nowadays, we've gone so far in the other direction that college-aged people can't even do their own laundry nor cook themselves a meal. The fact is that your kid has a greater chance of being struck by lightening or getting felt up by uncle Bob than meeting a similar fate to that of Etan Patz or Adam Walsh. These cases are statistically negligible, but are so sensationalized by the media that paranoia prevails.