Conviction of 29-Year Old Immigrant for Murder of US Intern
23 November 2010 | posted by: Andres Ruiz | No Comment
A conviction on the murder of US government intern Chandra Levy, has been made on Ingmar Guandique, an immigrant from El Salvador, who now faces a sentence of life imprisonment.
The 2001 murder of the 24-year old woman revealed that she had been having an affair with California democrat, Gary Condit. The former congressman’s career was shred into tatters after the police indicated he was a suspect in the murder. Although the charges against him were subsequently dropped, he nevertheless left office in 2003.
Even after Guandique was convicted, Condit declined to comment on the matter and his children said that their father would talk about the matter when he was good and ready. His father, Adrian Condit revealed that the news represented the unburdening of a load from his son’s shoulders. The younger Condit, while testifying in court refused to talk about his relationship with Ms Levy, saying it was a private matter and insisted on no wrong-doing on his part.
Guandique had reportedly admitted to his cellmates that he was responsible for the murder but his lawyers insisted that his prosecution was as a result of bungled investigations as his DNA did not match that found on the victim’s clothing. The prosecution, on the other hand, convinced the jury that the details of the murder were in conformation to the patterns which Guandique followed in attacks against other women.
As at the time he was being charged, Guandique had been in the process of serving a 10-year term for those attacks.
Susan Levy, the victim’s mother was present when the jury gave its verdict on Monday and said that the family was experiencing a loss of a lifetime due to her daughter’s death.
Image Credit: Chandra Levy