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Levy death trial break until Wednesday

By Keith L. Alexander
Washington Post Editors

There will be no proceedings in the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man charged with killing Chandra Levy in 2001, until Wednesday.

Judge Gerald I. Fisher will hold proceedings on other cases Friday, and the court is scheduled to hold employee training sessions Monday and Tuesday.

For the first time in eight days of trial, Ingmar Guandique was linked directly to the Chandra Levy slaying when a former prison cellmate testified Thursday that Guandique admitted killing the federal intern.

Guandique said he was high on drugs and crouching behind bushes in Rock Creek Park when he saw Levy walking alone and wearing a waist pouch, according to the testimony of the cellmate, Armando Morales. Guandique needed money and he jumped Levy, Morales said.

Morales, a five-time convicted felon, captivated D.C. Superior Court with his testimony. Although the account was secondhand, it was the first telling of Levy's final moments.

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By Keith L. Alexander  | November 5, 2010; 8:55 AM ET
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Mr. Guandique is clearly being railroaded in this matter. There is no physical evidence but only a jail inmate and a pen pale having to lie at the behest of the prosecutors in this case. I am suprise that the case was allowed to go to trial. But, on the otherhand, with the Levy's family continual search for someone -- anyone to blame for this daughter's death, the police/prosecutor had to search the prisons across this country databases to find someone that they could convience a jury, without evidence, that Mr.Guandique did the crime. If I was on the case, it be an aquittal or hung jury. Shame on those that are wasting our tax dollars for this, or maybe the Levy's are paying. Anyway, it is a shame on how they system works.

Posted by: MEME9 | November 5, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Guandique is clearly being railroaded in this matter. There is no physical evidence but only a jail inmate and a pen pale having to lie at the behest of the prosecutors in this case. I am suprise that the case was allowed to go to trial. But, on the otherhand, with the Levy's family continual search for someone -- anyone to blame for this daughter's death, the police/prosecutor had to search the prisons across this country databases to find someone that they could convience a jury, without evidence, that Mr.Guandique did the crime. If I was on the case, it be an aquittal or hung jury. Shame on those that are wasting our tax dollars for this, or maybe the Levy's are paying. Anyway, it is a shame on how they system works.

Posted by: MEME9 | November 5, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Guandique is clearly being railroaded in this matter. There is no physical evidence but only a jail inmate and a pen pale having to lie at the behest of the prosecutors in this case. I am suprise that the case was allowed to go to trial. But, on the otherhand, with the Levy's family continual search for someone -- anyone to blame for this daughter's death, the police/prosecutor had to search the prisons across this country databases to find someone that they could convience a jury, without evidence, that Mr.Guandique did the crime. If I was on the case, it be an aquittal or hung jury. Shame on those that are wasting our tax dollars for this, or maybe the Levy's are paying. Anyway, it is a shame on how they system works. "Morales, a five-time convicted felon, captivated D.C. Superior Court with his testimony. Although the account was secondhand, it was the first telling of Levy's final moments." These are all lies, he didn't know Levy's name before so how would he know, a 5-time convicted felon.

Posted by: MEME9 | November 5, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

I only posted one comment within the last year. So, what is the problem? You did like my comments on the Levy's railroaded trial?

Posted by: MEME9 | November 5, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

lllld?

Posted by: MEME9 | November 5, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

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