Mistrial declared after jury is unable to reach a verdict in case against man accused of murdering and sexually abusing Queens jogger

“As we have said since day one, this case is far from conclusive and the jury’s deadlock proves this,” the Legal Aid Society, which was defending Lewis, said in a statement. “The death of Karina Vetrano is tragic and our hearts go out to her family, but the rush to criminalize our client is not the answer nor is it justice. We will continue to fight on behalf of Chanel Lewis at the retrial in January.”

World – New York Daily News