November 22nd, 2010
12:41 PM ET

Man found guilty of murdering Chandra Levy

Washington intern Chandra Levy was killed in 2001.

[Updated at 12:41 p.m] A jury on Monday found Ingmar Guandique guilty of murdering Washington intern Chandra Levy in 2001.

He was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder. He now faces a maximum penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Guandique is already serving time for attacks on two other women in the park.

Ingmar Guandique now faces a maximum sentence of life without parole.

[Posted at 11:56 a.m] The jury has reached a verdict in the case against the man charged with the 2001 killing of Washington intern Chandra Levy.

It is expected to be announced shortly.

If convicted of first-degree murder, Ingmar Guandique faces a sentence of life without parole. The jury could instead find him guilty of second-degree murder, which could mean 20 years to life.

Earlier, attorneys made their closing arguments in the case against Guandique, who denies he killed Levy, then an intern for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

"She's been waiting nine years for justice," said prosecutor Amanda Haines, holding up for the jury a poster-sized photograph of the smiling young woman. "It's been nine years, but you need to say the words 'Ingmar Guandique is guilty.'"

Levy's mother was in the spectators' gallery, and at times looked close to tears as prosecutors brought out her daughter's clothing, found at the crime scene in 2002.

Haines told the jury, "You have a roomful of corroboration" for the circumstantial case against Guandique.

That includes the fact Guandique is serving time for two other attacks on women that prosecutors say closely resemble the one that led to Levy's death, she said. Both of those attack victims testified during the trial.

- CNN's Kelly Marshall Smoot contributed to this report.

soundoff (168 Responses)
  1. knightringonow

    And Gary Condit justifiably twists in the wind.

    November 22, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jarrod

    And for those who are saying Condit is getting away with it.. exactly what is Gary Condit doing right now? His career is over, ruined. How is he still "a politician?" You know what he's done? Run two failed ice cream stores. Yep. Oooh. He sure got away with it.

    November 22, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      Exactly. Condit is no "mastermind". He's not that influencial either.

      November 22, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. scribble

    Guilty on all counts! Just announced.

    November 22, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mr. Zippy

    CNN fails to mention that the killer is an illegal immigrant. He had a chance for a special amnesty (refugee status, El Salvador), but he failed to provide fingerprints. Viva la raza!

    November 22, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. my new daughter

    No one. She took her own life to hell. Why do innocent stupid heads get the blame for what witches do? Anyone in her path was a pawn. She is now a queen ant.

    November 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • nellie

      Takes two. Affairs are mutual. Besides the fact it has nothing to do with her being murdered by an illegal. That is the point, not the affair.

      November 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      You have some serious, Taliban like issues when it comes to women.

      November 22, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Will

    Condit probably paid him to do it.

    November 22, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristal

      will u 2 r an idiot moron, get a life
      read a book

      November 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Fredy

    If this Guandique had a good lawyer , this case would have not even gone to trial . No evidence ,the phone records from the phone call he made to a Lady , he doesn't admit anything . That is an injustice to charge this guy with the crime .

    November 22, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Kristal

    any1 that believes condit had anything 2 do with that murder is a dunce

    November 22, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dedjew

    And the jews found their scapegoat!!!

    November 22, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Skeptic

    Hang him!

    November 22, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Pat

    We the jury, find the defendant, Gary... I mean Ingmar Guandique, guilty of murder in the first degree.

    November 22, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RabidinL.A.

    No, he's not an illegal immigrant, he's an illegal ALIEN, with other cases involving violence against women.

    November 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. realistic

    Another black eye for the justice system for racial scapegoats in the system...

    November 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. frostbite

    all of yall dont give a dang about this girl or her family all yall care about is who is this and done this. No this one did it no that one did it. The mother of the young woman has suffered for several years and it got put back because of 9/11 thats ok but now that something is being done yall want to put blame on someone else that apparently had nothing to do with it. What if it was one of yalls daughters and yall had to see this crap. What would yall be thinking or doing

    November 22, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. smokeyruiz

    glad to hear he was convicted....still feel condit had sumthng to do with it.

    November 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
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