Family of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano weep in court

The parents of the Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, pictured, wept in court as her accused killer went into details about the final moments of her life

The parents of the Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, pictured, wept in court as her accused killer went into details about the final moments of her life

The parents of the Queens jogger who was murdered in August 2016 wept in court as her accused killer went into details about the final moments of her life. 

Cathie and Philip Vetrano sat in court as Chanel Lewis calmly confessed to the brutal beating and strangulation of their daughter, Karina Vetrano.

At one point the distraught mother brought a foot-long golden crucifix she keeps with her in court to her tear-stained face as she watched the footage of his confession, according to the New York Post. 

'I was mad, I saw red,' Lewis told cops in the video. The tape was recorded in February and played for the family on Monday during a pre-trial hearing to determine if it is admissible as evidence.

Police claim the 21-year-old murdered Vetrano, 30, on August 2, 2016, while she was on a run in Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach, Queens. 

Cathie and Philip Vetrano, pictured in April, sat in court as Chanel Lewis calmly confessed to the brutal beating and strangulation of their daughter, Karina Vetrano

Cathie and Philip Vetrano, pictured in April, sat in court as Chanel Lewis calmly confessed to the brutal beating and strangulation of their daughter, Karina Vetrano

Police claim the 21-year-old murdered Vetrano, 30, on August 2, 2016, while she was on a run in Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach, Queens

Police claim the 21-year-old murdered Vetrano, 30, on August 2, 2016, while she was on a run in Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach, Queens

Lewis told them he grabbed Vetrano as she was jogging past him in a marsh-swamp area of queens. 

He said she clawed at his face as he beat her five times, knocking her unconscious.

'She didn't yell,' the accused killer said in the video, with not even a flicker of emotion on his cold face. 

'She was finished. I finished her off, I strangled her. She fell into the puddle and drowned.  I got up and wiped off the blood. And she was calm, she was in the pool of water.'

He then gestured at his face and explained that her head was completely submerged in the water. 

Shockingly, as he finished telling cops how he ended her

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