Guilty Verdict In Chandra Levy Murder Case

A jury has found a Salvadoran immigrant guilty of murdering Chandra Levy, an intern who was killed in Washington, D.C., in 2001.

According to reports, the jury has found Ingmar Guandique guilty of two counts of felony murder.Levy was working as an intern for the Bureau of Prisons when she went missing in 2001. Eventually, she was connected to then-Rep. Gary Condit (D-CA), a popular Blue Dog Congressman, who confessed to having an affair with Levy. Although never named a suspect by police, the ties destroyed his career. He lost his primary in 2002 and left office in 2003.

Levy’s remains were found in Rock Creek Park more than a year after she went missing. Guandique was arrested and charged in 2009, eight years after the murder. Most of prosecutors’ evidence has relied on Guandique’s prior convictions for attacking women in the same park. They also relied on his prison cellmate, who testified that he had Guandique has confessed to Levy’s murder. They did not present eyewitnesses or DNA evidence, according to reports.

Condit testified during the trial, but refused to answer questions about his relationship with Levy.