QUEENS, N.Y. - Opening arguments are expected Monday in the murder trial of the man accused of killing a Queens jogger in 2016.

Prosecutors say Chanel Lewis attacked Karina Vetrano while she was running in Spring Creek Park, not far from her home in Howard Beach.

Vetrano disappeared after going for a run by herself.

Her father found her body hours later while helping police search for her.

Lewis is charged with murder and sexual assault.

His lawyers argue the prosecution's case is based off an initial stop of Lewis months before the murder. They say  he was was racially profiled.

But the judge ruled the information obtained from that stop is permissible at trial.