In 1979 a young Etan Patz went missing. He became the first child to ever appear on milk cartons as New York City looked for the boy. He was never found. Recently a man, Pedro Hernandez was convicted of kidnapping and Etan and choking him to death. The case has been brought to court several times as people question the mental stability of Hernandez, but after many years he has now been convicted of the murder he has confessed to many times.
For me, this story raises a few questions. Is it right for somebody to be brought back to trial? How much should mental stability effect the innocence of somebody who has committed a crime?
Despite the sadness surrounding this story for everyone involved, it changed the way that people parent their young children and I do think that was a necessary shift. Would you agree?