Jury looks at the chilling confession of the man who brutally raped and strangled Queens jogger & # 39;
The confession of the man accused of killing jogger Karina Vetrano was played in court during the murder trial on Friday.
Jury members watched the videotape in which Chanel Lewis (22) could be heard and admitted that he finished her & # 39; & # 39; while she seemed to confess 30-year-old Karina's murder in Queens, New York's Spring Creek Park.
In August 2016, Karina was violently and lethally attacked while she was jogging. She was beaten in her face, thrown to the ground, violently raped and then strangled in a swamp, about a block away from her house, where her father, Philip Vetrano, later found her partially dressed body.
Jury members watched a confession to a confession in which Chanel Lewis, 22 (left), said he killed Karina Vetrano (30) during her jogging in Queens, New York. Lewis pictured here on Friday
In the band, which was recorded in February 2017, Lewis told the authorities that he had beaten Karina five times before taking her & # 39; at the hands & # 39; dragged the grass into the jogging path, where he said that he & # 39; finished her & # 39 ;, according to the New York Post.
During the recorded confession, Lewis also said that he "hit her and was angry with her" after she tried to fight him.
"I became angry," said Lewis according to the New York Daily News. & # 39; I saw red. I never intended to do anything. & # 39;
He also said on the tape that Karina had done nothing to provoke him and that she never cried because her vomiting broke & # 39 ;.
A surveillance camera drew Karina to jogging shortly before her rape and strangulation
In August 2016, Karina was on her way when she was violently and fatally attacked
Karina was hit in the face, thrown to the ground, violently raped and then strangled in a swamp. Her father found her partially dressed body about a block away from her house
Lewis was arrested six months after Karina's death and bound to her by DNA evidence
When they spoke of her actual death, the statements of Lewis – who were described as both murmured and creeping – seemed to contradict Karina's autopsy findings.
In his confession Lewis said: "There was a pool of water. She fell in and then she drowned. & # 39; In her autopsy report, however, Karina died of strangulation.
Lewis denied having raped Karina before she reportedly killed her.
& # 39; I did not do any of the other things they said, & # 39; said Lewis on the tape. & # 39; Sexual abuse and other things. & # 39;
Lewis's mother, Veta Lewis (in orange scarf), was in court in support of her son's Friday
Karina's parents, Cathy and Phil Vetrano, were also at the Queens Supreme Court on Friday
Lewis was arrested and charged with the murder of Karina, six months after the attack. He was connected with her death by DNA evidence, obtained from a consensual cheek swab and then compared with DNA evidence recovered from under the fingernails of Karina.
In February, a judge decided to use Lewis' DNA evidence and video confessional during the trial. His lawyers had previously questioned the validity of his DNA sample and the way his confession had been gained.
The police would have prevented Lewis from making a phone call until he had announced the crime. He arrived at the police station around 6.30 pm and his confession was only announced the next day at 6 am.
Other recordings during his interview revealed that Lewis had asked authorities to let him talk to his parents and his sister.
The Lewis confessional ribbon was previously publicly played in 2017 during a hearing for the trial.
His trial began on November 5.