Ingmar Guandique Guilty of Murdering Chandra Levy
Direct evidence was scant, but prosecution prevails
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 22, 2010 12:08 PM CST
In this April 22, 2009 file photo, Ingmar Guandique, 27, who is accused of killing Chandra Levy, is escorted from the Violent Crimes Unit by police in Washington.   (Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – A jury has found Salvadoran immigrant Ingmar Guandique guilty of murdering Washington intern Chandra Levy back in May 2001, when her disappearance became a national sensation. Guandique was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder for attacking Levy while she exercised in Washington's Rock Creek Park.

Levy's disappearance made headlines after she was romantically linked with then-Rep. Gary Condit. Condit was once a suspect but police no longer believe he was involved. Investigators eventually focused on Guandique and brought formal charges last year. Prosecutors acknowledged they had little direct evidence but said Levy's death fit a pattern of other crimes committed by Guandique in Washington's Rock Creek Park; the defense argued that he became a scapegoat for a botched investigation. Click here for more.

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Tarantulas
Nov 23, 2010 5:32 AM CST
The killer is an illegal alien and an MS-13 gang member, another indication that our borders need to be secured.
DontLikeYou___
Nov 22, 2010 3:45 PM CST
Prosecutors acknowledged they had little direct evidence but said Levy's death fit a pattern of other crimes committed by Guandique in Washington's Rock Creek Park; the defense argued that he became a scapegoat for a botched investigation. I think it is a travesty of justice when people are convicted of crimes without any evidence. It makes me believe this is a cover-up.