Man Convicted of Murder in Chandra Levy Case
November 23, 2010
(ChattahBox U.S. News)—After nine years of uncertainty concerning the murder of Washington, DC intern Chandra Levy, jurors reached a guilty verdict yesterday against Ingmar Guandique. The 29-year-old had been serving time for other attacks on women in Rock Creek Park—where Levy’s body was discovered—when he allegedly confessed to Levy’s murder during a conversation with a cellmate, the Washington Post reports.
It was that jailhouse conversation that served as the linchpin of this case, as the cellmate’s testimony resonated with jurors, one of whom told the Post that his story had “no holes.” The case languished for years because no forensic evidence linked Guandique to the case, no murder weapon was found, and no eyewitnesses came forward.
Guandique could face life in prison without parole, and will be sentenced in February on two counts of first-degree felony murder (one for the kidnapping and one for attempted robbery), the Post reports.