Jogger killer sentencing postponed due to juror misconduct allegations

NEW YORK (AP) -- The sentencing of a man convicted in the death of a New York City runner has been postponed while defense attorneys try to get the verdict set aside.

Chanel Lewis was scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday in the 2016 death of Karina Vetrano in Queens.

Defense lawyer Robert Moeller said an affidavit from a juror alleges unspecified misconduct during deliberations.

Assistant District Attorney Brad Leventhal said he's confident the verdict will stand up under any additional scrutiny. If the judge upholds the verdict at a Monday hearing, the sentencing would occur on Tuesday.

Some supporters chanted "Justice for Chanel!" as the defendant was led out of the courtroom on Wednesday.

According to the Daily News , Justice Michael Aloise responded: "Shut them up!"

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