The sister of the Queens jogger’s accused killer has come out today to speak on behalf of her brother, and let it be known that she believes her brother has been framed for murder. Theresa Forbes, half-sister of Chanel Lewis, thinks that the police have framed her brother for Karina Vetrano’s murder because he is black:

“I think the cops framed him because he’s a black person. They couldn’t find anyone else to pin this on, so they pinned it on my brother... My family, we are God-fearing people. The Bible tells us ‘Do no kill’—we do not kill ... I think they coerced him into a confession. They tricked him ... I’m sorry for [the victim’s family’s] loss, but they have the wrong person in custody.”

Chanel Lewis took a plea deal from prosecutors, admitting his guilt for the murder that took place last August. Forbes went on to say that Lewis has never had any problems with women, and that his in-school behavioral problems were run-of-the-mill, not murderous.

What do y'all think? Could Forbes be right about the prosecutors being racist? Let us know in the comments.