The New York Times reports that police have now arrested Pedro Hernandez, the man who earlier confessed to choking 6-year-old Etan Patz to death in 1979, on charges of second degree murder.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said during a news conference that Hernandez seemed "remorseful," and appeared to experience "a feeling of relief" after confessing.

Hernandez told investigators he lured the child into the basement of a bodega where he worked on the promise of a soda.

Said Commissioner Kelly, "We believe that this is the individual responsible for the crime."

[NY Times // Image via AP]