‘Return all GoFund Me Donations’! Mother of Karina Vetrano murder suspect gets letter stained with blood, feces demanding an apology
‘This harassment is idiotic and uncalled for, still I fail to see why the parents of the troubled young man who admitted raping and killing an innocent stranger, insist on making the course of justice about their wants, self-denial and convenience’
Veta Lewis, mother of Karina Vetrano’s confessed killer got letter stained with blood, feces demanding an apology
“It said for her to apologize for what her son did and return all the money back she received from GoFundMe,” the letter said
Karina Vetrano, 30, was raped and strangled as she ran through Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach, Queens on Aug. 2, 2016
Chanel Lewis admits to raping and killing Vetrano in rage-filled attack, cops say he had hatred for women
Lewis, 20, remains jailed for the sexual assault and slaying of the fitness buff
Lewis family attempts to raise money via GoFundMe was shut down earlier this month because the effort violated the company’s policy of not allowing fund-raisers for alleged criminals or their defense funds
Karina Vetrano was raped and strangled as she ran through Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach, last August
A feces and blood smeared letter demanded an apology from the mother of a Brooklyn man jailed for the rape and murder of a Queens jogger, Karina Vetrano.
“It said for her to apologize for what her son did and return all the money back she received from GoFundMe,” said the Rev. Kevin McCall, the family’s spokesman.
Veta Lewis immediately called police to file a report and an investigation was opened, said McCall.
The NYPD confirmed the Lewis family filed an aggravated harassment complaint, and said the probe was continuing.
A “reddish-brown substance” was found on the paper, according to police sources. But cops said the complaint filed with police made no mention of the fund-raising website.
“We want the NYPD to look in to this matter just like they would any other case,” said McCall.
The family’s attempt to raise money via GoFundMe was shut down earlier this month because the effort violated the company’s policy — no fund-raising allowed for alleged criminals or defense funds.
Donors who kicked in $800 via GoFundMe all received their money back. A second crowdfunding effort using Fundly was suspended after a large number of complaints, according to the web site.
Chanel Lewis, 20, remains jailed for the sexual assault and slaying of the Howard Beach woman killed as she went for an Aug. 2 jog near her home.
Lewis reportedly confessed to the killing after his arrest, and he was linked to the slaying by DNA found under the victim’s fingernails, police said.
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