New York Jogger Karina Vetrano's Killer Found Guilty In Dramatic Retrial

New York Jogger Karina Vetrano’s Killer: Guilty In Retrial
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Apr. 2 2019, Updated 2:16 p.m. ET

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The man who murdered New York jogger Karina Vetrano two years ago was found guilty during a retrial.

This Monday, April 1, a jury convicted Chanel Lewis over the murder and sexual assault of Vetrano, 30.

The late victim's family and friends erupted into applause when Lewis' fate was announced.

As readers recall, the woman was exercising outside her family home in Howard Beach on August 2016 when she vanished.

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Police checked surveillance footage of the area to find videos of Lewis' car circling the area at the same time the jogger went missing.

Under police interrogation, Lewis, 22, confessed to the crime and showed photos of the scene on his cell phone. His DNA was also found on her body.

Despite the evidence and taped confession, the first trial ended in a hung jury in November.

Now, he could face life in prison for his crime.


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