NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - A judge on Tuesday sentenced Chanel Lewis, 22, of Brooklyn, to life without parole for the killing of Karina Vetrano.
The 30-year-old woman was out for a run in Howard Beach, Queens, when she was sexually assaulted, beaten and left for dead in August 2016.
Lewis was convicted of the murder in a retrial. His sentencing by Queens State Supreme Court Judge Michael Aloise was delayed due to allegations of juror misconduct. Aloise ruled on Monday that the sentencing could proceed.
Vetrano's father, mother, and sister addressed the court in Kew Gardens in emotional testimonies about their love for Katrina.
Lewis' attorneys and mother allege he graduated from a school for emotionally disturbed people and was framed for the murder.
His DNA was found on Vetrano's neck and under her nails, according to prosecutors.