>> After 38 years Stan Patz can finally say justice has been done.>> I'm really grateful that this jury finally came back with what I have known for a long time. That this man, Pedro Hernandez, is guilty of doing something really terrible. So many years ago.>> A New York city jury found former deli worker Pedro Hernandez guilty of murdering and kidnapping Stan Patz's six year old son Aton.
One of the country's highest profile unsolved cases. Aton vanished in 1979 as he walked to his school bus stop in Manhattan. He became one of the first missing children to appear on milk cartons. His disappearance helping to bring about a national database of such cases. Hernandez confessed to killing the boy in 2012, but his attorneys argued mental illness cast doubt on the confession.
A mistrial occurred in 2015 after a single juror refused to go along with 11 other panelists who were convinced of Hernandez's guilt. But now with a conviction finally won, the Patz family can move on to the next stage. Hernandez is scheduled to be sentenced on February 28th.