Forensic evidence linking a Brooklyn man to the murder and sex assault of a Queens jogger can be presented at trial, a Queens judge ruled Thursday.
Chanel Lewis’ attorney had claimed DNA evidence tying Lewis, 20, to the August 2016 slaying of Karina Vetrano, 30, was based on the city medical examiner’s use of technology not generally accepted in the scientific community.
But Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael Aloise said the software used was “not new, novel or experimental,” and would suffice.
Jury selection in the case is set for Oct. 29.
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