Sunday, March 24, 2019

What David Brand didn't say about Phil Vetrano in his article last week.....


David Brand did an article about Phil Vetrano's testimony ---  it appears for March 20th in the online version of the Queens Daily Eagle



David Brand's report of Phil Vetrano's testimony seems straightforward enough.....   However, don't let that fool you  ---  David Brand knows a lot more about all of this than he is letting on.....  


And one of the reasons he ain't talkin' [yet] should knock your socks off.....



Here's what seems like the straight scoop from David Brand:  "The father of Karina Vetrano, the 30-year-old woman killed while jogging near her Howard Beach home, took the stand for the second day in a row Wednesday to describe the events leading up to his daughter’s death.... Phil Vetrano began his emotional testimony on Tuesday in the retrial of Chanel Lewis, the East New York man accused of killing Karina during a random encounter in Spring Creek Park on Aug. 2, 2016.... 'What I said today is exactly what I said before,' he told Assistant District Attorney Brad Leventhal after Leventhal asked if he had 'tailored' his testimony in 'any way shape or form' from his testimony in the first trial.... Phil, who wore a light purple shirt and purple tie under his suit jacket, said he put a fresh screen protector on Karina’s cellphone while she was in her bedroom eating a slice of pizza and changing before her jog. Leventhal played a surveillance video of Karina picking up food from a pizzeria on Cross Bay Boulevard earlier in the afternoon.... 'Are you going to go in there?' Vetrano said he asked her, referring to Spring Creek Park. 'I don’t think it’s a good idea.'... Vetrano had injured his back the day before and did not accompany her, he said.... the next time he saw Karina was when he found her bruised body in a thicket of weeds, feet from the trail.... 'I put my hands, my arms under her arms and picked her up towards me,' he said, adding that police officers nearby pulled him away.... 'I got her up and if felt like instantaneous that they were swarmed all over me,' Vetrano said during cross examination by defense attorney Julia Burke...." (See "Murdered Jogger's Father Testifies Again In Murder Retrial"  by David Brand, 3/20/19,  Queens Daily Eagle   [https://queenseagle.com/all/2019/3/20/vetrano-dad-testifies-again-in-murder-retrial]).


OF COURSE, THAT'S NOT THE SAME AS BEFORE.....

Needless to say to those familiar with this case,  that does not track with how Phil Vetrano testified at the first  trial of Chanel Lewis.  ---  In other words, among other things both ADA Leventhal and Phil Vetrano were lying to the jury in the second trial about what Phil Vetrano told the jury in the first trial  ---  in more other words, Phil Vetrano's testimony was different in many ways, shapes, and forms from the first trial --- and during many interviews about how he found his daughter and what he did with her body before police took her away from him.

To be fair to David Brand, he does tell us that. However, it is coded in a very off-hand, by the way manner; and it was apparently isolated to a "... phone call about the dirt bikers [that] was not mentioned during the first trial...."


THE UNTOLD STORY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN THE COURTHOUSE CONCERNING DAVID BRAND'S REPORTING ON PHIL VETRANO'S TESTIMONY

No, I haven't buried my lead.....  I am not ready to give a full report on what my BSI in the Queens Courthouse told me happened to David Brand, which might have thrown him off of his "A" game reporting on Phil Vetrano and Phil Vetrano's testimony.

It seems that somebody, who apparently wants to see Chanel Lewis convicted really badly, might have put some Howard Beach style gorilla moves on reporter David Brand, and implied that there could be real problems if the reporting on Phil and his testimony wasn't a certain way.

Rumors about this incident have worked around to several of the reporters and other close observers of this retrial  ---  I promised to hold back on the details to let some pros in the press handle it their own way.....

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Phil Vetrano's testimony is that he touched every part of Karina's body where contact DNA from Chanel Lewis was found, and that he also touched Karina's cellphone right before her run, which was the other place where Chanel Lewis's contact DNA was found.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "YES, THAT'S ONE THING THAT DOES COME OUT OF THE 'BRAND REPORT' ON PHIL VETRANO'S TESTIMONY" EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 11:30PM"

YOU HAVE GIVEN EVERYBODY " '2' PLUS/TIMES '2' " TO EQUAL "4" --- BUT THE ANSWER TO WHAT "4" EQUALS IS MUCH MORE THAN THOSE TWO POSSIBILITIES --- THERE ARE MANY MORE DNA QUESTIONS THAN THOSE ABOUT PHIL VETRANO'S DNA AT THE CRIME SCENE --- FOR EXAMPLE, HOW MUCH "COP DNA" WAS ANALYSED IN THIS CASE ?????

AFTER HOURS OF SEARCHING FOR KARINA VETRANO AS A MISSING PERSON, THERE HAD TO BE "COP DNA" ALL OVER THE CRIME SCENE FOR KARINA VETRANO AS A MURDER VICTIM.....


BTW, the answer to the question what does "4" equal is "approaching infinity".....

What was the police testimony about finding Phil Vetrano holding his daughter's body, and about how long he was able to manhandle that critical piece of evidence, while the area was crawling with cops ?????

How long did the OCME have to do the PM and collect DNA samples before turning the body of Karina Vetrano over to the Vetrano family for cremation ?????

How many DNA samples were recovered from NYPD-gathered exhibits and how many obtained directly by OCME personnel ?????

How many NYPD officers were asked to give DNA samples in this case --- were any given ?????

Anonymous said...

This is ridiculous!!! DNA, a confession, cell phone pings. This father is devastated and Chanel is guilty as hell. I know this family and Phil adored her, he would never hurt her.

Anonymous said...

Phil, are you talking about yourself in the 'third person' again?
This sure sounds like you: 'This father is devastated and Chanel is guilty as hell. I know this family and Phil adored her, he would never hurt her.'
Tell me, why are you so emotional on the stand in court? You must have done about a million interviews about all this.
And why is your brother threatening newspaper reporters?

Anonymous said...

No, it's not Phil, you POS. Phil is busy mourning his daughter and the justice system. You're an asshole

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE " 'MOURNING' PARENTS BIT IS GETTING KIND OF OLD" EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 4:02 PM"

"...YOU POS.... YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE...." --- YOU USE SUCH COLORFUL PROSE !!!
YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY --- "THE TOUGHER THE PATTER, THE BIGGER THE PUNK" --- BTW, ARE YOU A GENUINE HOWARD BEACHER OR JUST A WANNABE ?????

Check your calendar, Karina Vetrano died almost three years ago --- actually, thirty-one months [very soon to be thirty-two months, to be exact] --- and this guy "Phil", and this "family", that you say you "know", has milked Karina Vetrano's murder for about a million separate "fifteen minutes of fame" during that thirty-one/ -two months. So, don't tell me the crocodile tears NOW on display in and outside court are anything close to real "mourning".

Yes, everybody knows that, as you said, "... Phil adored her...". Maybe, that's why Mom, Cathy, called her dead daughter a "...temptress..." --- At any rate, the intra-family dynamics in the Vetrano household before Karina's murder were far more complex and interesting than in most families [just read Karina's own webpage].

So, if you really know Phil and the Vetrano family, answer these few simple questions:

How/why did Phil get such a big police response before anybody knew that Karina was dead and she was "missing" only a short period of time --- and why is there no 911 tape for Phil Vetrano ?
How did Phil know where his daughter was to physically go into the crime scene TWICE before her body was located; once completely without police around, because he hadn't called his neighbor "the Chief" yet; and then later, with police all around, when he went directly into the high weeds to the spot where the body was, where he "found" it alone and in the dark ???
And maybe you can help with this. Why does the "Vetrano family" think that it needs to threaten certain local newspaper people at the Queens courthouse ?????