New York

Summations begin in NYC for 1979 missing boy murder trial

  • Stan Patz, father of Etan Patz, who went missing in 1979, walks out of state Supreme Court during a break in closing arguments in the retrial of Pedro Hernandez, in New York, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. The retrial of Hernandez, a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, is ending with lawyers' summations.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Stan Patz, father of Etan Patz, who went missing in 1979, walks out of state Supreme Court during a break in closing arguments in the retrial of Pedro Hernandez, in New York, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. The retrial of Hernandez, a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, is ending with lawyers' summations.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rosemary Hernandez, left, wife of Pedro Hernandez, and his daughter Becky Hernandez, arrive at state Supreme Court, in New York, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. The retrial of Hernandez, a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, is ending with lawyers' summations. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Rosemary Hernandez, left, wife of Pedro Hernandez, and his daughter Becky Hernandez, arrive at state Supreme Court, in New York, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. The retrial of Hernandez, a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, is ending with lawyers' summations. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)  (The Associated Press)

  • Adam Sirois, the lone holdout juror in the previous trial of Pedro Hernandez, arrives to hear closing arguments in Hernandez retrial at state Supreme Court, in New York, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. The retrial of Hernandez, a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, is ending with lawyers' summations. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Adam Sirois, the lone holdout juror in the previous trial of Pedro Hernandez, arrives to hear closing arguments in Hernandez retrial at state Supreme Court, in New York, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. The retrial of Hernandez, a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, is ending with lawyers' summations. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)  (The Associated Press)

The retrial for a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) in New York City 37 years ago is winding down.

Summations in the case against Pedro Hernandez started Monday in Manhattan.

Etan vanished while walking to school on May 25, 1979. His face was one of the first on milk cartons. His body has never been found.

A relative of Hernandez called police after the case made news in 2012 when federal agents dug up a basement looking for evidence.

Police arrested him and he confessed to choking the boy. His attorney, Harvey Fishbein, says Hernandez is mentally ill and falsely confessed.

The earlier trial for the Maple Shade, New Jersey, man ended in a hung jury.

On Monday, members of the first jury sat in the courtroom with Etan's father.