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We're gonna live this Sunday night the stunning news of a confession in a 33 year old disappearance of six year old -- on -- Stunned this city.
The crime which -- New York has dramatically as the Manson murders -- Los Angeles was finally solved with a confession of a troubled 51 year old man.
The problem is many just don't believe -- confession he is -- May 25 19796.
Year old -- time pace walked from his SoHo apartment to a bus stop.
And -- becoming one of the most famous missing persons.
Cases in America now someone has come forward to confess.
A lot of people are skeptical.
A former NYPD investigator what do you think about this that the very wary about the confession.
Nearly 33 years to the day eight Tom damaged police commissioner Ray Kelly and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced.
A major breakthrough in the infamous cold case.
After excavating a building in search for fresh evidence cops got a tip.
And brought in 51 year old Pedro Hernandez who told investigators he strangled a time after luring him to the basement of a bodega.
The once stood on this corner with the promise of a soda.
Wrapped in a garbage bag he -- the six year old and a freezer and dumped him two days later in the trash -- block and a half away.
This problems -- with the confession that I see one of the main things that.
He did confess to is that he picked up -- kind of -- the bus stop.
I mean that's almost a major miracle because -- -- then would have had a in the first child at the bus stop.
You're saying no witnesses ever come forward to say that they.
Saw a term at the bus stop there were no witnesses.
When I have a comment about they have my brother has confessed that he checks a bucket seats needed something done little boy -- -- -- -- put a minute that's.
So that's -- I went to the common place.
Relatives -- Pedro Hernandez claimed to have gone to the police years ago when he mentioned doing bad things to a little boy.
But they say police never followed up.
Hindsight is always when he -- -- wasn't there too long time ago.
-- Why are we arresting him now will be course he gave us as I think the police commissioner said.
That he's the he has information that nobody else would have but the problem that I see with that is that there was no crime scene.
There was no body so what information could he be given them.
According to his lawyer Hernandez has a long psychiatric history and he hears voices and has hallucinations.
A red flag to this former detective -- the course of his mental disabilities.
It only took three hours Korea vows to get a confession.
And that still -- me to believe that it can be a false confession so you believe that because of this man's mental state is.
Diagnosed schizophrenic bipolar that he.
Implicated himself based upon the information that he was being fed by the public -- play without corroborating evidence something difficult to obtain -- so many years.
Legal expert money story co-founder of false confessions dot -- warns against accepting Hernandez confession so quickly.
Now in new York state of all the wrongful convictions that have been overturned close to 50% involve the false confession.
Over close to 60% of all murder wrongful convictions involve the false confession.
We know about other high profile cases the Lindbergh case about a hundred people came forward Jonbenet Ramsey we know.
About John Mark -- that crazy guy came forward.
-- later proven through DNA that he was not the first one of the cases you know.
Well I mean we have them -- thankful that case.
Which I worked on I've -- Monique was convicted and was sentenced basically to 250 year life sentences for admirable whose parents.
He -- a confession that false -- for 24 hours practically and there was not one thing in the crime scene.
That fit the murder he was arrested for killing his parents today of Mardy is in law school what did he tell you about why he confessed on.
Exactly -- -- thing I told you they just beat me they mentally broke me down.
I also spoke to -- -- a former FBI agent who worked on the case for five years between 82 and 87.
He confirmed the bodega where Hernandez worked was a place a -- frequent it.
-- -- Rufo told me stand pay 88 -- father went there asking questions about his son.
Because that morning the child was supposed to go there for a soda still -- says Hernandez was never on their radar he said it would like he would like it to be the guy.
But didn't agent propose opinion the confession doesn't hold water on what he doesn't think it's commanders and -- he doesn't.
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