Levy trial testimony on home, accounts
After hearing the stoic testimony of Chandra Levy's father early Tuesday afternoon, the jury in the trial of the man accused of killing the 24-year-old federal intern in 2001 heard some of the more prosaic elements of the government's case against Ingmar Guandique.
No physical evidence ties Guandique to Levy's slaying, and prosecutors are trying to close the door on alternative theories of how, when and where she might have been killed.
So it was that Diane Mathis, an employee of the bank where Levy had her checking account, USAAA Federal Savings Bank, was called to testify that Levy's account showed no other activity, aside from automatic debits, after April 30, the day before she disappeared.
After Mathis's testimony, D.C. police officer Charles Egan, a specialist in evidence collection, described in detail his May 10, 2001, examination of Levy's apartment. Lead prosecutor Amanda Haines presented a diagram Egan had drawn of the apartment and photographs he had taken of its interior.
Egan testified that investigators found jewelry and credit cards, as well as Levy's Sony laptop and Samsung phone -- indications, perhaps, that Levy had not gone very far or planned to do very much while she away. Egan said they did not find a house key.
The trial, before Judge Gerald I. Fisher, is scheduled to resume at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
-- Henri E. Cauvin
Washington Post Editors
| October 26, 2010; 5:26 PM ET
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