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Nov 20, 2018

Jury Now Deliberating in Case of Brutal NYC Jogger Killing

Jury Now Deliberating in Case of Brutal NYC Jogger Killing

The jury has been charged in the trial of a 22-year-old man accused of brutally snatching and murdering a young woman when she went out for a run in her Queens neighborhood two years ago.

Nov 15, 2018

Chilling Confession Heard in Court in NYC Jogger Murder Case

Chilling Confession Heard in Court in NYC Jogger Murder Case

The young man accused of killing Karina Vetrano was angry about the loud music his neighbor had been playing when he encountered her jogging on a park trail in Queens, he said during a taped confession played at...

Nov 15, 2018

NYC Jogger's Dad Breaks Down as He Recalls Finding Her Body

NYC Jogger's Dad Breaks Down as He Recalls Finding Her Body

The father of Karina Vetrano let out a wail that he's never made before or since when he discovered her body in a marsh after she was strangled to death, he recalled during testimony at the trial of the...

Nov 5, 2018

NYC Jogger's Mom Sobs, Grips Cross as Killing Is Detailed

NYC Jogger's Mom Sobs, Grips Cross as Killing Is Detailed

The mother of Karina Vetrano, the young woman strangled as she went for a run in a Queens park two years ago, sobbed and clutched a cross as the prosecutor described in detail how her daughter was killed.

Nov 21, 2017

Family Sobs Watching Confession in Killed NYC Jogger Case

Family Sobs Watching Confession in Killed NYC Jogger Case

The family of a woman found dead after she vanished while jogging watched in tears as lawyers played a taped confession of the man accused of killing her.

Aug 3, 2017

Karina Vetrano's Family Reflects 1 Year After Her Killing

Karina Vetrano's Family Reflects 1 Year After Her Killing

The family of Karina Vetrano gathered for a memorial walk Wednesday evening a year after she was killed while going for a run in her Queens neighborhood of Howard Beach.

Jun 24, 2017

$60K Raised for Scholarship in Honor of Slain Jogger

$60K Raised for Scholarship in Honor of Slain Jogger

Friends and family of Karina Vetrano, who was killed while jogging in Queens last summer, raised $60,000 for a scholarship in her name.

Apr 18, 2017

Suspect in Jogger Karina Vetrano Slaying Pleads Not Guilty

Suspect in Jogger Karina Vetrano Slaying Pleads Not Guilty

The 20-year-old Brooklyn man accused of killing Queens woman Karina Vetrano as she jogged through a marshy area near her home last summer has pleaded not guilty to murder and sex abuse charges in the case.

Feb 23, 2017

Suspect's DNA Profile in NYC Google Worker Slaying Revealed

Suspect's DNA Profile in NYC Google Worker Slaying Revealed

Authorities in Massachusetts say they now have a DNA profile of the person believed to have killed a 27-year-old New York City woman out running near her mother's Massachusetts home last summer.

Feb 21, 2017

Karina Vetrano Murder Suspect's Attorneys Attend Hearing

Karina Vetrano Murder Suspect's Attorneys Attend Hearing

The 20-year-old Brooklyn man charged in the death of Karina Vetrano, the New York City runner whose beaten, strangled body was found in a Queens marsh over the summer, will face a judge again in April.

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