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The man accused of kidnapping and killing a six-year-old boy in perhaps America's most famous missing child case went on trial in New York on Friday, 36 years after the crime. Pedro Hernandez, 53, is accused of luring Etan Patz into the basement of the grocery store where he worked, before killing and dumping his body out with the trash on May 25, 1979. The case awakened millions of Americans to the dangers of child abduction, fueling a generation of hyper-vigilant child rearing by parents terrified of letting their offspring out of sight. The New York State Supreme Court was packed Friday for the start of the trial.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The judge overseeing former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez's murder trial says jurors can watch this weekend's Super Bowl but must walk away or otherwise distance themselves if his name is mentioned.