CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez was in the courtroom.READ MORE: New Yorkers Urged To Wrap Up Holiday Weekend Travel Before Sunday Evening Storm
The detectives presented their account of how they collected evidence at Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach, Queens where Vetrano was murdered.
The evidence they collected included one of her ear buds and one of her running shoes. The prosecution appears to be laying out the painstaking efforts NYPD detectives went through to preserve the evidence without possible contamination, Sanchez reported.READ MORE: New Jersey Officials Warn Storm Will Bring Dangerous Mix Of Snow, Freezing Rain And Strong Winds
Lewis’ attorneys are picking apart the evidence collection, questioning detectives’ protocol in labeling and mapping out the evidence items, perhaps trying to show how mistakes could have been made.
Vetrano’s parents, her sister and several other family members and friends were in the courtroom. Chanel Lewis’ mother was also there. His father has not been present for any of the trial so far, Sanchez reported. It is believed he may testify in the coming days.MORE NEWS: Bronx High-Rise Victims Remembered With Public Funeral, Officials Pledge To Keep Up Support For Survivors