August 6, 1995 in Nation/World

Genovese’s Killer Says He’s Victim

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Kitty Genovese’s killer says he is the real victim of the 1964 murder that came to symbolize urban apathy.

The suffering of his victims was only “a one-minute affair, but for the person who’s caught, it’s forever,” Winston Moseley told parole officials.

Moseley, 61, has admitted he stalked and killed the 28-year-old Genovese, who died on a Queens street while 38 people heard her screams and did nothing. The killer fled when residents turned on their lights then returned to attack again when the lights went off.

A judge has yet to rule on Moseley’s request for a new trial. He claims his lawyer didn’t represent him effectively because he once represented Genovese in an unrelated gambling case. Moseley has also confessed to killing two other women.


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