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Posted at 6:50 PM ET, 02/ 8/2011

Prosecutors in Levy case seek life

By Keith L. Alexander

 Prosecutors in the Chandra Levy murder trial asked a D.C. Superior Court judge to sentence Ingmar Guandique to life in prison without the possibility of release, the maximum prison term in the District.

In a memo to Judge Gerald I. Fisher Tuesday, prosecutors wrote Guandique "demonstrated predatory behavior that seems incapable of rehabilitation" and that Guandique "posed a grave danger" to the community.

Guandique, 29, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday.

In November, a jury found Guandique guilty of two counts of first degree felony murder in the kidnapping and attempted robbery of Levy. Levy, 24, disappeared in the spring of 2001. Her remains were found in Rock Creek Park a year later. Guandique was charged with Levy's slaying while serving a 10-year prison sentence for attacking two women in the park around the same time Levy disappeared.  

In the sentencing memo, prosecutors Amanda Haines, Fernando Campoamor-Sanchez and Chris Kavanaugh described events they say involved Guandique and other women --  examples that were not in evidence at trial. Prosecutors said Guandique had numerous improper encounters with women including attacking a woman at knifepoint in El Salvador before migrating to the U.S. when he was 19. While in prison, prosecutors said Guandique also wrote graphic letters with drawings to female insurance agents and masturbated in front of a female prison guard.

Guandique's attorneys have requested a new trial, arguing that prosecutors spent too much time on Guandique's past acts as opposed to evidence linking their client to Levy's slaying. Guandaique's attorneys also argued that jurors who heard the case did not follow the judge's instructions during deliberations and exchanged notes with each other.




By Keith L. Alexander  | February 8, 2011; 6:50 PM ET
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, Keith L. Alexander  
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Post link: "Life saught in Levy trial"

Not a typo, a spelling mistake. This paper has become a joke.

Posted by: IncredulousAsEver | February 9, 2011 12:15 AM | Report abuse

Too bad Guandique can't be executed in D.C... I would recommend that he be tied to a tree in the forest and forgotten about, like he did to that poor woman, and let exposure and the forest's predators have done with him..what a pathetic example of human kind he is, pure pond scum.

Posted by: kenibrown | February 9, 2011 9:01 AM | Report abuse

kenibrown you either didn't follow the trial, or you've been bamboozled like those lazy who cares jurors. Too bad that a person can spend four hours in jail or even be arrested in America with absolutely no evidence. If people can get convicted with no evidence, the police might as well just start picking defendants at random. They can't even prove she was killed where they found her remains, let alone who did it. This was one of those - lets sacrifice an immigrant whose assaulted women before (odd that he didn't kill any of the others) to pacify the family - trials. That it can happen in America utterly disgusts me. When it comes to rich people who keep pressure on the media the courts will always find someone to sacrifice with or without evidence. I don't know if the guy killed her or not, all I know is they came nowhere close to proving it. Don't know how those prosecutors can sleep at night, but I guess they're good at rationalizing the injustices they're responsible for.

Posted by: red2million | February 9, 2011 9:38 AM | Report abuse


Except he, you know, confessed to doing it. Darn those pesky details.

Posted by: mcoghlan | February 9, 2011 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Hey it's red2million, the guy who makes up random race statistics for fun:

"... 97% of the time the raper is of another race, usually black ..."
--red2million, February 9, 2011 9:46 AM

Now he's morphed into a self-professed expert on the Levy trial and the supposed innocence of Ingmar Guandique.

red2million bias check: scapegoats blacks as violent criminals, defends railroaded latino "immigrants" -- got it.

Long live America, where we can cherrypick our favorite persecuted minority groups and where facts are more fun when you make them up as you go along.

Posted by: FedUpInMoCo | February 9, 2011 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Simply wonderfull - now our tax dollars will be used to pay this illegal lowlife for Internet, TV, three squares a day, exercise, life time medical, education and a drug business inside prison. Reminds me of the liberal policies forced on taxpayers to care for all illegals.

Guandique should be executed, preferably hung in the public center of a sanctuary city as a warning to all illegals and their gang banger amigos.

Posted by: Patriot12 | February 9, 2011 11:42 AM | Report abuse

"...before migrating to the U.S."...

Leave it to the WAPO to shovel on the PC BS.

Posted by: Patriot12 | February 9, 2011 11:48 AM | Report abuse

define migrated to the US wapo. is this scumbag an illegal or juest undocumented? fry this POC

Posted by: pofinpa | February 9, 2011 4:25 PM | Report abuse

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