NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Jury selection is set to start Monday in the murder trial of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano.
The 30-year-old from Howard Beach was killed in August 2016 in Spring Creek Park.
Prosecutors said Lewis told police he was in the park when he saw Vetrano running and became upset.
He grabbed her, punched her in the head and face and strangled her until she stopped struggling, prosecutors said.
Lewis denied sexually assaulting Vetrano.
Her father, Phil Vetrano, discovered her body later that night in a marsh.
Lewis has pleaded not guilty to all charges. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison.