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Etan Patz Suspect Under Suicide Watch

Pedro Hernandez taken to hospital
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2012 9:34 AM CDT

(Newser) – The suspect arrested in Etan Patz's disappearance and accused of the boy's murder was put under suicide watch last night, the New York Times reports. Pedro Hernandez was continually watched until 5:30am, at which time he was transferred to Bellevue Hospital Center, an official says. The official couldn’t say whether Hernandez would be formally evaluated. Click to read about how a soda could have led police to Hernandez 33 years ago. (Read more Etan Patz stories.)

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