Arrested: The authorities in New York say they have in custody a suspect for the 1979 murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz. The suspect, Pedro Hernandez, a 51-year-old New Jersey resident, allegedly confessed to choking the boy. The New York Times has this look-back on Patz's disappearance. Hernandez is expected to be arraigned today.
Narrow View: Prosecutors prevailed in the U.S. Supreme Court in a dispute over the applicability of the double jeopardy clause, The National Law Journal reports. The high court ruled the government can proceed with the retrial of an Arkansas man even though the first jury voted unanimously that he was not guilty.
Guidance: The federal judge handling a privacy-related suit against Facebook Inc. has made clear she will not rubberstamp any settlement, The Recorder reports. The judge, Lucy Koh of San Jose federal district court, told the lawyers in the case she recently rejected two settlement proposals because she considered the terms unfair.
Guilty: A driver whose vehicle struck and killed a cyclist was convicted at trial on leaving the scene of a crash, The Washington Post reports. The driver, Christy Littleford, faces up to ten years in prison in the death of Natasha Pettigrew, who was a third-year law student at the University of Miami. The woman said she assumed she hit a deer.
Cleared: A Los Angeles judge has voided a man's rape conviction after the alleged victim recanted the allegations. "It's not our job to maintain a conviction at any cost," a prosecutor said, according to The Los Angeles Times. "It's our job to do justice."
Convicted: A Texas jury has convicted a U.S. soldier in a plot to detonate a bomb near the Fort Hood army base.