Man who killed New York City jogger Karina Vetrano sentenced to life in prison

Chanel Lewis has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2016 murder of Karina Vetrano.
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Good afternoon to you a list show Charlene is off today I'm David Navarro we begin with the sentencing of John Lewis for the murder of Korean of the Toronto of the decision. Life in prison without parole a very emotional day in court today and jury. On his retrial found him guilty despite claims of juror misconduct common disease reporter Sandra looked. And is live outside the courthouse. If you gardens queens Sandra. We have very emotional day here lives of course this case stirred up a lot of emotions across the city. From the beginning the minute arena the Toronto's body was found they are in how we're beach today as you said Chad now Lewis sentenced to life in prison without real well. The arena the Toronto's families saying today justice was finally served. Of course it was two and a half years ago that she was found not far from her home she'd been strangled and up. Sexually abused she was dead they are in the weeds near her home. In Howard Beach now today before a chant now Louis was sentenced in courts. But sopranos family members got a chance to address the court. Can we begin to imagine the pain. The anguish of finding that they be brutally beaten. And mix wore an improved. Knowing she is dead. And able to help. To say. To protect. As any four reduce want to do that monster. Youthful people in except to can. Want to Moses head. But through Wharton hurt. Just waiting to die to be with greenery day. Q&A woman her Christmas. You don't want to please. No more happy birthday there's. No pleasure in life. After those heart breaking victim impact statements from seven several family members. They defended himself. Can Al Lewis he spoke briefly to the court. Room. Once a loaded he's. I'm sorry if I musicals but didn't lose. Lewis out. Again insisted he's innocent the jags Simmons ten minutes later. Lewis appeared to be yawning while the judge was sentencing him he was put in handcuffs and led. Out of the courtroom. Back here live outside the queens criminal courthouse. It. Vita at Lewis the mother at ten L Lewis once again insisted her son is innocent today she questioned again the DNA evidence. And she said quote that the judge the court with senate sitting at the wrong man to the polls and doc. Uphold and dark place. The just moments ago at two people who were here supporting. Louis insisting that they accused the judge today. Being racist. Basically the sentencing being a lynching they were arrested were sitting in the middle of queens boulevard here. Blocking traffic as they were taken away in handcuffs. Of course we will have much more on this story coming up later today on Eyewitness News. As well as at ABC seven and why we're out we're live in Queens I'm Sandra Waldman channel seven. Eyewitness News quite a day in court today Sander thank you very much and you can listen to the entire statements from both families of Korean of the channel and chat now Lewis. At ABC seven and the newer.

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