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Man accused of killing jogger details final moments of torture

Man accused of killing jogger details final moments of torture

Kevin Sheehan and Emily Saul – NY POST
The family of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano broke down in court Monday as they for the first time watched her accused killer detail to cops the tortured final minutes of their daughter’s life. Cathie Vetrano let out an anguished moan in between sobs as she heard Chanel Lewis calmly confess to the brutal August 2016 beating, in which he broke her daughter’s teeth and kept beating her until she lost consciousness before strangling her. At one point, the mom brought the foot-long, golden crucifix she routinely totes to court to her face, watching the footage through tears. Her sister Tana Vetrano sat frozen, her teeth bared at Lewis as she cried. “I was mad, I saw red,” the accused killer tells cops in the video, which was played during a pre-trial hearing Monday to determine whether or not it’ll be deemed admissible as evidence. Lewis says he grabbed Vetrano as she ran past him through the marshy swamp, adding she clawed at his face as he hit her five times before she was knocked unconscious. “She didn’t yell. She was finished.”

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