Jailed Man Charged with Chandra Levy’s Murder

March 3, 2009

(ChattahBox) — A jailed former laborer, who was an illegal immigrant from El Salvador has been charged with first-degree murder in the 2001 slaying of federal intern Chandra Levy, authorities said Tuesday.

The charged man, Ingmar Guandique, is serving a 10-year prison sentence in California for attacking two other women at knifepoint in Washington’s Rock Creek Park that occurred around the time of Levy’s disappearance. Levy’s remains were found in the park.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier and Mayor Adrian M. Fenty said during a news conference today that the evidence against Guandique was gathered by a new set of detectives and prosecutors who picked up the cold case. They said the charge was first-degree murder because it was committed during an act of first-degree sexual abuse.

Key among the new evidence outlined in the police affidavit released today were statements from several unidentified witnesses who said that Guandique confessed to them that he brutally attacked, assaulted and killed Levy in the park.

Police also said that during a recent search of Guandique’s cell they found a photograph of Levy, apparently torn from a magazine.

The publicity surrounding the Levy case was largely a result of a connection to then-Rep. Gary Condit, D-California. Condit and Levy had an affair and police questioned Condit many times in connection with the murder.

A California native working as an intern for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the 24-year-old Levy disappeared May 1, 2001. Her remains were found in May 2002 by a man walking his dog in a remote area of the park.

Authorities said they hoped Guandique would be brought to Washington sometime in the next two months to face a charge of first-degree murder. He was set to be released from prison on Oct. 5, 2011. If convicted in Levy’s death, he could face up to 60 years more behind bars.


2 Responses to “Jailed Man Charged with Chandra Levy’s Murder”

  1. Fingers on March 4th, 2009 8:46 am

    It’s so typical of this liberal cesspool, CNN, not to mention that this rapist/murderer is an illegal alien. Shame you you weak, milksops.

  2. olivia on March 4th, 2009 11:44 am

    Fingers – Who the hell cares if he was an illegal alien? Does that somehow change the crime? So typical of the pedantic casual racists to feel that information is completely crucial to the story at hand.

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