The sentencing of the Brooklyn man convicted of killing Queens jogger Karina Vetrano was postponed Wednesday after the protection lawyer’s filed a movement alleging jury misconduct.
Chanel Lewis, who confessed to the heinous slaying and whose DNA was found on the crime scene, was discovered responsible earlier this month of murdering and sexually abusing Vetrano, 30, whereas she was out jogging close to her house in Howard Seashore’s Spring Creek Park on Aug. 2, 2016.
Prosecutors have charged that Vetrano was viciously overwhelmed, strangled and sexually abused by the hands of Lewis whereas she was out on a daily run that day.
A prosecutor stated in Queens Supreme Courtroom Wednesday that he has three affidavits from three jurors who denied the allegations of jury misconduct.
Lewis, an East New York resident, was arrested within the high-profile case on Feb. 5, 2017 — about six months after the horrific assault.
His first trial ended with a controversial hung jury again in November after solely sooner or later of deliberations.
Finally within the retrial verdict, Lewis was discovered responsible of first-degree homicide, two counts of second-degree homicide and aggravated sexual abuse.