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. Congressional Antics

    We only know of just a small percentage of our beloved Congressmen and women's antics, in much the same way as we only know crimes in general that are reported. If it's not on TV, it didn't happen. These crooked public servants behave not unlike Ben Franklin did while in Paris, but with impunity.

    November 22, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. phil

    How can you say Levy and not think Condit? Very unusual for this CNN snippet not to mention Condit. Watson!!!the games' afoot! (but yeah, this guy was set-up)

    November 22, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. phil @ Cliff

    Why did you highlight LIBERAL in your post? Surely your ignorance is not the sort that thinks having an (R) after your name denotes integrity. google 'margie shoendinger', read her story, and make a full report of your findings. How in the hello do people really believe that one part is honest and the other isn't. What brainwashed grunts they are. sheesh!

    November 22, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. stick dog

    Yeah sounds like a bogus conviction based on a jailhouse snitch looking to get his sentenced reduced. You can't be serious – and of all the single men in DC she goes after a married man – may she rest in peace but she was a part of this Condit didn't force his way on her that's always forgotten incredible that this guy got caught up. Unbelievable

    November 23, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. mike

    I think the politician new of the mans previous attacks and used those to set him up. but honestly who cares a prediter off the streets is good enough for me. if he had sumthin to do with it god will punish him when it is his time. remeber the bible deny me in front of ur friends nd i will deny u in front of my father.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. michael

    Cnn is more guilty than this mexican.misinformation to the american public to divert thier attention to our slow enslavement by our own leaders and everyone is taking it up the wazoo with a smile on thier faces.they have noone to blame but themselves.

    November 23, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  7. war_manelli

    I hope this puke hangs himself in jail. Oh, wait, if he does, some kook who posted here will accuse me of it. LOL

    November 23, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  8. fACTS

    calling all arm chair forensic experts, keyboard lawyers and on-line judges!!!! ALL ABOARD IN THE CONSPIRACY TRAIN NOW!!!!

    November 23, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. willie

    HELLO ! He was an ILLEGAL ALIEN and was arrested befroe and NOT DEPORTED ! Does CNN not know this or are they PROTECTING ILLEGAL ALIENS ? Dream Act is about to be shoved down our throats by this Lame Duck sesion of TRATIORS ! Wonder if thid girl had any DREAMS ?

    November 23, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  10. Robert Cadalso

    God got Barbara Olsen good. She went night after night on Larry King; she was sure Condit did it. She was the wife of Ted Olsen and was on the flight that hit the Pentagon.

    November 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. tcaros

    A high price to pay for a little strange.

    He should have used craigs list for a peice.

    November 23, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |

      This is rude and crass, and very insensitive!

      November 29, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. rbie

    Hang em high

    November 23, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ann

    They searched the park really good. Even where they found the body a year later. Which means someome dimped her bones there. The man accussed couldnt have dumped them there , He was in jail serving time for attacks on 2 woman. found bones where he attacked 2 woman. It sounds like a setup to me.

    November 24, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  14. cat

    ILLEGAL ALIEN !!!!! ARRESTED BEFORE !!!! RELEASED !!! "NOT DEPORTED " !!!!! Leave some information out C N N
    The Media is a disgrace !

    November 24, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  15. Lois Cohan of Leisure World

    Justice needed to be served in the Levy Case.

    November 26, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
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