Prosecution Rests In Etan Patz Trial; Defense Begins

NEW YORK (AP) -

Prosecutors on Friday rested in the murder trial of a New Jersey man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, with the defense beginning on Monday. The trial is expected to last another month.

Meanwhile, a prosecutor said on Thursday she misspoke when she told a judge that police interviewed a man who called claiming to be the boy. Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said the man named “Dillion” actually said that a childhood classmate might have been Etan.

Dozens of people have called claiming to be Etan over the years, with at least one of them being charged with harassment.