Etan Patz case

Associated Press
Norma Hernandez answers a question as she stands in the doorway of her home in Camden, N.J., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Hernandez says that she went to police in the 1980s with concerns that her brother Pedro Hernandez may have killed someone, but the police never followed-up with her. Pedro Hernandez confessed last week to the killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, and is now charged with his murder. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Three boxes of evidence from the investigation into the 1979 disappearance and presumed death of schoolboy Etan Patz have turned up while a suspect is on trial for the killing, and his attorney said Monday she could have to seek a mistrial or at least recall witnesses who have already testified.

Alice Fontier, one of the attorneys representing Pedro Hernandez, said there were more than 1,400 pages of information on the case in one box alone.

"Given this massive disclosure at this point, in the middle of the trial, there may be issues," she said. "We may need to recall some of their witnesses. We may need to move for a mistrial." (AP)

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