One of the jurors who helped convict Chanel Lewis of murder for slaying Queens jogger Karina Vetrano said Monday night that he wasn’t sure the man was guilty and felt pressured to convict him.
“He seems like such a good kid. Did he really do this?” the juror, a white male in his 30s, said outside court Monday night about Lewis.
“I kept thinking ‘How tall is Karina? How tall is Chanel?’ She looked pretty buff me to.”
Lewis attacked and killed Vetrano in Spring Creek Park before dumping her body a desolate stretch of the territory in August 2016.
The juror was among 12 people who found Lewis guilty Monday night.
He did not clarify how he was pressured to return a guilty verdict.
Although the juror raised doubts about whether Lewis, 22, committed the sadistic crime — he said he was satisfied with the outcome.
“I feel like justice was served,” he stated. “For both sides of the family it’s an awful, awful situation.”
It took jurors five hours to find Lewis guilty. He will be sentenced on April 17 and faces life in prison.