Murdered Joggers /// Karina Ventrano & Venessa Marcotte

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  • Elaine

    Elaine Boston

    VA-nessa. Marcott. We are PATIENTLY waiting for the Marcott case to go to trial here in MA. As you know, it got a lot of press as did Karina Vetrano. It will be interesting to see if the DNA swab they took will be admissible in court because the defendant "didn't speak a word of english" when it was taken, Yet he can do contract work for FedEx delivering packages? Hummmmmmmm...... Also, he had to have gone home that night with scratches and cuts from the fight she put up. Did his family not notice? Have you guy looked at the Charles Stuart Case from the 1990 from here in Boston? It's a doozy.

    VA-nessa. Marcott.

    We are PATIENTLY waiting for the Marcott case to go to trial here in MA. As you know, it got a lot of press as did Karina Vetrano. It will be interesting to see if the DNA swab they took will be admissible in court because the defendant "didn't speak a word of english" when it was taken, Yet he can do contract work for FedEx delivering packages? Hummmmmmmm...... Also, he had to have gone home that night with scratches and cuts from the fight she put up. Did his family not notice?

    Have you guy looked at the Charles Stuart Case from the 1990 from here in Boston? It's a doozy.

  • Alexis

    Alexis Massachusetts

    Important local insight: town names here in Massachusetts are pronounced bizarrely. Leominster is actually pronounced "LEM-inster" (or "Lem-instah" if you have a Massachusetts accent) and Worcester is pronounced "Wuh-ster" (or "Wuh-stah").

    Important local insight: town names here in Massachusetts are pronounced bizarrely. Leominster is actually pronounced "LEM-inster" (or "Lem-instah" if you have a Massachusetts accent) and Worcester is pronounced "Wuh-ster" (or "Wuh-stah").

  • Phoebe

    Phoebe Holt, MI

    Hi guys! I just wanted to tell you I LOVE when I get a banner across my phone saying there’s a new episode. It literally makes my day! I commute over an hour one way every day to work and you make my drive enjoyable. Thanks! And...GO STATE! #MSUalumni

    Hi guys! I just wanted to tell you I LOVE when I get a banner across my phone saying there’s a new episode. It literally makes my day! I commute over an hour one way every day to work and you make my drive enjoyable. Thanks! And...GO STATE! #MSUalumni

  • Kristin P

    Kristin P TN

    Wow! Seeing the photos, it looks like he has a type.

    Wow! Seeing the photos, it looks like he has a type.

  • Gary

    Gary Pueblo, Co

    Great episode(s) guys. I’ve never heard of either case, I’m quite far away. I just love the parents on this one, I really wish they had caught the guy themselves.

    Great episode(s) guys. I’ve never heard of either case, I’m quite far away. I just love the parents on this one, I really wish they had caught the guy themselves.

  • James

    James St. Petersburg,Fl

    Another great epsisode guys, bravo. Certainly one the best podcasts out there! -believe me -my degree in computer and number help with knowing this to be true.

    Another great epsisode guys, bravo. Certainly one the best podcasts out there!

    -believe me -my degree in computer and number help with knowing this to be true.

  • Jerry

    Jerry Rhode Island

    Good show guys! I like your podcast a lot! I’d really like to see you do an episode about Becky Middleton

    Good show guys!
    I like your podcast a lot! I’d really like to see you do an episode about Becky Middleton

  • Sara

    Sara Boston, MA

    Great podcast, super informative! But Massachusetts town names strike again! Leominster (Lemon-stah)and Worcester (Wuhstah) ! 😊 Keep up the amazing work; you guys get me through the work day!

    Great podcast, super informative! But Massachusetts town names strike again! Leominster (Lemon-stah)and Worcester (Wuhstah) ! 😊
    Keep up the amazing work; you guys get me through the work day!

  • David

    David NJ

    The Katrina Vetrano case doesn’t seem to add up. I’m a big fan of the podcast but I think here you guys made an erroneous conflation of learning disabilities and psychopathy. I specialist behavioural school is not a setting you would put violent psychopaths in. Chanel Lewis, looking at footage video available, seems to suffer from learning disabilities. I’m not sure he would have the guile to commit this crime and evade capture for 8 months, but then confess almost immediately when caught? Remember the first thing Chanel Lewis requested was to watch cartoons? It’s kinda reminiscent of the case of Stefan Kiszcko that the police have a perpetrator here that may not be capable intellectually of mounting a defence. I realise there is dna evidence and coincidental scratches to Lewis but i just don’t see the physical strength or potential for rage here.

    The Katrina Vetrano case doesn’t seem to add up. I’m a big fan of the podcast but I think here you guys made an erroneous conflation of learning disabilities and psychopathy. I specialist behavioural school is not a setting you would put violent psychopaths in. Chanel Lewis, looking at footage video available, seems to suffer from learning disabilities. I’m not sure he would have the guile to commit this crime and evade capture for 8 months, but then confess almost immediately when caught? Remember the first thing Chanel Lewis requested was to watch cartoons? It’s kinda reminiscent of the case of Stefan Kiszcko that the police have a perpetrator here that may not be capable intellectually of mounting a defence. I realise there is dna evidence and coincidental scratches to Lewis but i just don’t see the physical strength or potential for rage here.

  • Chris

    Chris New York

    The DNA evidence and scratches speak for themselves. He did it for sure.

    The DNA evidence and scratches speak for themselves. He did it for sure.

  • Sarah

    Sarah

    As an NYC gal, my heart goes out to Karina and her family, and I remember the aftermath of her murder vividly. Even though her father told her not to take that path, the truth is NYC women get used to creeps and sexual harassment from the age they hit puberty, and spending your life avoiding this would lead to a reclusive life. While it’s a safe city relative to its size, the catcalling, being followed around, and being sexually harassed becomes a daily part of life for women here, and when you become desensitized to it, it can leave you more vulnerable to the monster who will take it even farther. This case led to a lot of racial strife as many claimed Chanel Lewis was framed or that his confession came about under suspicious circumstances. In a city with many instances of police brutality and the insanity of stop and frisk, I can understand why this came up. However, I think this case in particular has more to do with violence against women than racism, and I say that as a woman of color, so I understand both well. I think there’s enough evidence to point to a clear conclusion: he killed he. However, where we should talk about race is in the case of Maylin Reynoso, a young Dominican-American woman who went missing just a few days before Karina. Her case got no coverage or support from law enforcement or the media. Her family relied on homemade posters to try to find their daughter. Her body was found in the river, and there is no information to date about how she ended up there, not even a conclusive cause of death. Few people know even know about her case. They were both beautiful young women, Maylin deserved the same search efforts and public outcry for answers as Karina, but she didn’t get that, and I do believe the reason why has to do with race and income. Seeing the discrepancy between how these cases were covered (or not covered), it’s chilling to ask the question: would people care if I, or the any of the women of color I know and love l, went missing?

    As an NYC gal, my heart goes out to Karina and her family, and I remember the aftermath of her murder vividly. Even though her father told her not to take that path, the truth is NYC women get used to creeps and sexual harassment from the age they hit puberty, and spending your life avoiding this would lead to a reclusive life. While it’s a safe city relative to its size, the catcalling, being followed around, and being sexually harassed becomes a daily part of life for women here, and when you become desensitized to it, it can leave you more vulnerable to the monster who will take it even farther.

    This case led to a lot of racial strife as many claimed Chanel Lewis was framed or that his confession came about under suspicious circumstances. In a city with many instances of police brutality and the insanity of stop and frisk, I can understand why this came up. However, I think this case in particular has more to do with violence against women than racism, and I say that as a woman of color, so I understand both well. I think there’s enough evidence to point to a clear conclusion: he killed he.

    However, where we should talk about race is in the case of Maylin Reynoso, a young Dominican-American woman who went missing just a few days before Karina. Her case got no coverage or support from law enforcement or the media. Her family relied on homemade posters to try to find their daughter. Her body was found in the river, and there is no information to date about how she ended up there, not even a conclusive cause of death. Few people know even know about her case. They were both beautiful young women, Maylin deserved the same search efforts and public outcry for answers as Karina, but she didn’t get that, and I do believe the reason why has to do with race and income. Seeing the discrepancy between how these cases were covered (or not covered), it’s chilling to ask the question: would people care if I, or the any of the women of color I know and love l, went missing?

  • Kari

    Kari MA

    Hey guys! LOVE this podcast!! First heard the episode about Brandon Lawson last week and now I'm completely addicted!! I remember exactly where I was when I first heard what happened to Venessa, but I hadn't heard of the other case, and now I'm super glad I listened to this episode. I think it's super important to be aware of the things you guys went over at the end, and I'll be sure to share this episode with my runner friends. And as for "Leo-minster" and "Wor-ces-ter" - I think we can forgive you. :)

    Hey guys! LOVE this podcast!! First heard the episode about Brandon Lawson last week and now I'm completely addicted!!

    I remember exactly where I was when I first heard what happened to Venessa, but I hadn't heard of the other case, and now I'm super glad I listened to this episode. I think it's super important to be aware of the things you guys went over at the end, and I'll be sure to share this episode with my runner friends.

    And as for "Leo-minster" and "Wor-ces-ter" - I think we can forgive you. smile

  • Uharugger

    Uharugger New Englander stuck in Florida

    You guys murdered the town names from MA.

    You guys murdered the town names from MA.

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