He beat and strangled her because he was in a bad mood, he told cops. (What ever happened to having a Snickers bar?) He also raped her, according to copious evidence – but in a curious display of sensitivity, the creep who cheerfully admitted the assault and murder denied the necrophilia.
Perhaps he wants some credibility with his fellow crims once he goes up the river, and he knows that murderers have high status, but sex offenders low, where he’s going. The New York Post:
The man accused of killing Karina Vetrano told cops he strangled the beautiful Queens jogger simply because he was in a bad mood, law-enforcement sources told The Post on Sunday.
“I was angry. I had some issues at home. I just lost it. When I saw her, I just hit her and kept hitting her. I hit her and choked her,’’ said unemployed Chanel Lewis, 20, according to sources.
The suspect, who was charged in the murder Sunday, told detectives that he happened to cross paths with Vetrano on a path inside Spring Creek Park while walking from his Brooklyn home to get something to eat in Howard Beach, Queens, on Aug. 2, sources said.
Lewis made “very detailed, incriminating statements” in which he described “each step of the assault,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told reporters at a press conference.
Boyce added that “Karina helped us identify this person.’’
“She had the DNA under her nails, she had touch DNA on her back, and there was more DNA on the cellphone,” Boyce said, adding that the samples matched Lewis.
New York, where guns are as outlawed as Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-Five Families) and his Senate and House leadership (D&R-various houses of correction) can make them, has already started its usual process of favoring violent criminals over violence victims. Lewis is charged only with 2nd degree murder, to ensure his sentence is short and he is paroled to kill again.