4 jurors committed misconduct in Karina Vetrano trial Chanel Lewis Sentenced to Life/ No Parole

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    4 jurors committed misconduct in Karina Vetrano trial: defense
    By Shari Logan and Emily Saul

    April 18, 2019 | 7:29pm

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    Lawyers for Karina Vetrano’s convicted killer claim that at least four jurors on the panel that found him guilty in the jogger’s 2016 slaying committed misconduct, new court documents show.

    The motions by Chanel Lewis’ defense team allege two jurors talked about the case before deliberations kicked off — despite warnings from the judge not to do so.

    One of those jurors is also accused by the defense of ripping up someone’s request to hear evidence because the panelist didn’t want to stay late.

    Yet another female juror told a male panelist to shut up after he questioned whether Lewis had raped Vetrano because there was no vaginal DNA evidence. The female juror said she herself was a rape victim and knew more about sexual assault than he did.

    Finally, another panelist tried to draw comparisons between this case and a rape trial she’d sat on in The Bronx, defense attorneys said.

    The jury found Lewis guilty of Vetrano’s killing April 1, following five hours of deliberation.

    Ventrano, 30, was found strangled with her pants pulled down in a marshy area near her Howard Beach home. Lewis initially confessed but later recanted.

    The filings, which led Lewis’ sentencing to be rescheduled Wednesday, seek to overturn the verdict as they recount the jurors’ alleged misdeeds.

    The documents claim that two panelists improperly talked about their feeling on the case before deliberations.

    “Specifically, JUROR B stated to JUROR A, ‘well, I have my mind made up, and I hope you do too’ after the victim’s parents testified,” reads one motion.

    The filing also claims that when the juror who was a rape victim told another panelist to shut up, that wrongly led to discussions about the jurors’ personal DNA knowledge.

    “JUROR D improperly supplemented the evidence presented at trial with her own personal experience in such a way that led others to feel they could not challenge her and had to take her at her word,” the papers say.

    Lewis’s lawyers claim yet another juror, who previously served in The Bronx on a rape trial, also tried to insert her own expertise and draw parallels between the two cases.

    Prosecutors filed their own set of motions refuting the allegations — including saying the same woman identified in defense papers as Juror D denied ever saying or hearing a similar statement.

    The parties are due back in court Monday for hearings on the motions. The main NY breh on youtube Ralph Bottles (Ralph Bottles) who has been doing videos on it since Chanel's arrest started a petition he wants to take over to the DA's office here:
    Sign Petition: We the American black community demand a retrial for Chanel Lewis who was wrongfully convicted of the murder of Karina Vetrano

    They are going forward with sentencing Chanel tomorrow April 22nd. His attorney's next move is to appeal the verdict. The last holdout juror has an attorney and says he was bullied and coerced into voting guilty. He says he still doubts Chanel's guilt. That should definately help there appeal or getting the verdict vacated, though it failed today.

    Sentencing of Chanel Lewis moves forward despite allegations of jury misconduct
    Posted 12:48 PM, April 22, 2019, by PIX11 News, Updated at 12:56PM, April 22, 2019

    QUEENS — The sentencing of Chanel Lewis, the man convicted of killing Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, will move forward despite allegations of jury misconduct.

    Sentencing for Lewis is expected to take place at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

    Lewis’ attorneys presented evidence in Supreme Court Monday, alleging that juror misconduct led to a guilty verdict earlier this month.

    The unidentified juror’s attorney told the New York Times: “He was bullied in the jury room. That is an insane coercive atmosphere for any juror to be in.”


    The juror telling the Times, he felt pressure to convict Lewis of killing and sexually assaulting Queens jogger, Karina Vetrano.


    The juror said he was the final holdout and still doubts Lewis is guilty.


    “This is bigger than Chanel Lewis,” the juror said, “I’m standing up to the system, showing people what the inside of a jury room is really like.”


    Vetrano, 30, was killed as she ran on a park trail in Howard Beach, Queens, in August 2016. Prosecutors said Vetrano had been sexually abused. Her father discovered the body the evening she’d gone missing.

    The first trial ended in a hung jury amid claims that Lewis’ confession was coerced and the DNA evidence was tainted.

    His mother believes he was framed amid pressure to find a suspect.

    April 23rd last week the judge sentenced Chanel Lewis to life without parole. His defense lawyers plan to appeal. All because a grown ass man allowed himself to be bullied into
    voting guilty.

    Chanel Lewis, convicted in Karina Vetrano murder, gets life in prison
    "I'm sorry for the family's loss, but I didn't do this," Lewis said at the sentencing.

    A Queens judge Tuesday morning sentenced a Brooklyn man convicted of murdering Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano in August 2016 to life in prison without parole. (Credit: News 12 Long Island; Jeff Bachner)

    By Anthony M. DeStefano anthony.destefano@newsday.com Updated April 23, 2019 6:46 PM
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    A Queens judge Tuesday morning sentenced a Brooklyn man convicted of murdering Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano in August 2016 to life in prison without parole, in a case that grabbed national attention and triggered a massive homicide investigation.

    Chanel Lewis' sentencing came just a few hours after Queens State Supreme Court Judge Michasel Aloise rejected a last-ditch attempt by the Brooklyn man's attorneys to get the guilty verdict tossed.

    Aloise gave Lewis, 22, the maximum sentence for first-degree murder after an emotional morning in which Vetrano’s parents and siblings read heartfelt victim impact statements to the court.

    "That monster killed four people the night of August 2, 2016," Phil Vetrano, the victim's father, read from a prepared statement. "One of us is in heaven but the other three walk the earth as zombies, just waiting to die and to be with Karina again.”

    Lewis addressed the court and maintained his innocence.

    “I am innocent," he said. "I am sorry for the family’s loss but I didn’t do it.”

    In a statement, The Legal Aid Society said it will appeal on Lewis' behalf.


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    pops killed this wop skank, prolly for escorting
     
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    :martin: it's clear as day that this young man is being railroaded, please don't let these scumbags get away with this shyt.
     
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    This shyt about to get throwed out the father had something to do with this. Disgusting that they are hiding this
     
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    :francis:Praying they get it right this time
     
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    Someone on the jury is talking to the defense about what all happened in the jury room, which is good. They'll probably have an affidavit/statement from that juror in the appeal and have them in their pocket, which is good news for Chanel.

    Still whatever juror felt pressured should've rode it out and they could've hung this case back to back
     
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    Its clear as day this case is full of :duck:
     
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    Imagine how many people are incarcerated with situations like his. A black man has no chance with a all white jury no matter what the evidence says.
     
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    Wtf is going on?
     
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    She def was selling p*ssy.
     
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    They need to let that dude go
     
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    Word on the street is her Dad is mob connected and this some get back for something he did in that realm.
    Regardless, the guy is innocent. I hope he gets justice.
     

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