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15 Years After Chandra Levy's Murder, Gary Condit Speaks

Continues to insist he didn't have affair with Levy

(Newser) - Former congressman Gary Condit is speaking out publicly for the first time in 15 years over Chandra Levy's murder in 2001. Levy was an intern at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in DC when she vanished while jogging, and her remains were found in a park. Investigators at the... More »

Man Convicted in Chandra Levy's Death Won't be Retried

Ingmar Guandique will be released from prison and faces deportation

(Newser) - Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will not retry a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy, saying they can no longer prove their case in the 15-year-old slaying that thrust former congressman Gary Condit into the national spotlight. The US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia issued... More »

Chandra Levy's Convicted Killer to Get New Trial

Prosecutors drop their objections, still think Ingmar Guandique is guilty

(Newser) - A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys today said the "interests of justice" would best be served by one. After more than a year of sporadic hearings and legal wrangling, government attorneys withdrew their opposition to a... More »

New Focus in Chandra Levy Case: 911 Call

Defense asks judge for tape referencing 'blood-curdling scream'

(Newser) - More new developments in the Chandra Levy murder case : The defense for Ingmar Guandique yesterday asked a judge to order the prosecution to release the tape of a 911 call made by a resident of Levy's apartment building on the day Levy vanished. In it, a person reports hearing... More »

Chandra Levy Case Based on a Lie: Defense

New details in redacted court documents

(Newser) - New developments in the Chandra Levy case remain veiled in mystery , but emerging details carry some hefty accusations. In much-redacted court documents and transcripts, defense lawyers for convicted killer Ingmar Guandique say the case against him was "predicated on a lie," USA Today reports. The defense also blasted... More »

Latest in Chandra Levy Case Must Stay Secret: Judge

Judge keeps transcripts sealed ahead of new hearing

(Newser) - A new hearing regarding Ingmar Guandique, convicted in the Chandra Levy murder case, is set for today—but the media remains in the dark about new developments . A judge yesterday decided to keep transcripts of the latest proceedings sealed, and he's considering closing today's hearing, too, USA Today... More »

Chandra Levy Killer's Appeal Roiled by Mystery

New information could discredit witness for prosecution

(Newser) - Two years after Ingmar Guandique was found guilty of the 2001 murder of Chandra Levy, mysterious new information that could undermine a prosecution witness has reportedly emerged—and it's apparently so serious that lawyers on both sides have met in secret hearings, reports USA Today . With court proceedings sealed,... More »

Chandra Levy's Mother to Killer in Court: 'F--- You'

Ingmar Guandique is sentenced to 60 years

(Newser) - The man convicted of killing DC intern Chandra Levy in 2001 was sentenced to 60 years in prison today, CNN reports. Ingmar Guandique, a 29-year-old illegal immigrant from El Salvador, also got a dressing down from Levy's mother in court. "How could you take my daughter's life?" asked Susan... More »

Ingmar Guandique Guilty of Murdering Chandra Levy

Direct evidence was scant, but prosecution prevails

(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. More »

Condit Refuses to Testify About Romance With Levy

He takes the stand, denies killing her

(Newser) - Gary Condit took the stand today in the Chandra Levy trial, telling jurors he didn't murder the Washington intern but dodging questions about their relationship, describing her only as "a constituent and a friend of mine." When the prosecution asked why the former California rep never acknowledged an... More »

Chandra Levy Trial Begins

But her suspected murderer is far from the most well-known name in the case

(Newser) - Chandra Levy’s suspected murderer finally goes on trial today, more than nine years after the Washington intern disappeared—but most Americans probably don’t even know his name. Ingmar Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador who was convicted in 2001 of assaulting two other women in the same... More »

Levy Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

(Newser) - The man accused of killing federal intern Chandra Levy has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges. Twenty-seven-year-old Ingmar Guandique was arraigned today in District of Columbia Superior Court on six counts, including murder, kidnapping, and attempted sexual abuse. He pleaded not guilty to all counts. A judge... More »

Warrant Out for Convict in Levy Killing

(Newser) - A Salvadoran immigrant in prison for attacking two women joggers in the park where Chandra Levy's remains were found is named in an arrest warrant issued today in connection with her death. Investigators questioned Ingmar Guandique—now in federal prison in Adelanto, Calif.—in 2002 about Levy's slaying after... More »

Police Ready Arrest Warrant in Chandra Levy Case

(Newser) - Investigators in the 2001 slaying of Chandra Levy have prepared an arrest warrant for a Salvadoran immigrant convicted of similar attacks in the park where the former intern disappeared, a source close to the investigation said. An arrest is thought to be imminent. A second source said the break in... More »

Arrest Near in Chandra Levy Case

DC inmate told fellow prisoners he'd killed intern: reports

(Newser) - Police are close to an arrest in the case of Chandra Levy, killed 8 years ago in a case that made national headlines, reports ABC affiliate KGO-TV of San Francisco. Authorities have told her parents about the break. The suspect is a Washington inmate named Ingmar Guandigue, says NBC's WRC-TV ... More »

7 Years on, Chandra Murder Still a Mystery

Washington Post investigates murder mystery after 7 years

(Newser) - The storm of press on the 2001 murder of Chandra Levy gave way to the 9/11 attacks—but the mystery was never solved. Today, the Washington Post begins a 12-part series probing the investigation and a number of pitfalls along the way. The first piece examines the early stages of... More »

Cold Case 101: College Sleuths Try Their Hands

Holloway, Levy cases among high-profile whodunits for students

(Newser) - A college club is using cold cases to instruct criminal-justice students in techniques of investigation—and perhaps uncover that crucial piece of evidence missed by police, CNN reports. The Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, counting students at three Southern schools, uses high-profile cases like Natalee Holloway and Chandra Levy, to... More »

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