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Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 11/22/2010

Chandra Levy death trial: Guandique guilty

By Washington Post Editors

Ingmar Guandique was found guilty Monday on both charges of first-degree murder in the 2001 killing of Chandra Levy. (Read full coverage from the Post.)

Monday was the D.C. Superior Court jury's fourth day of deliberations on the two counts of murder facing Guandique.

Ingmar Guandique
Guandique in 2009. (File photo/AP)

The jury resumed deliberating just after 10 a.m. Monday.

Guandique, an illegal immigrant who was serving time for other attacks on women in the park, was indicted for Levy's murder in May 2009.

His trial began Oct. 18.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

By Washington Post Editors  | November 22, 2010; 12:39 PM ET
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, The District, Updates  
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Comments


guandique is obviously a blight on human civilization.

however, i don't think the prosecution had anything to work with but the statement of a jailhouse snitch.

i don't think we'll ever know who killed chandra levy, and i think we're going to see a verdict that shows the jury wasn't convinced beyond the shadow of a doubt.

Posted by: potomacfever00 | November 22, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Had the media and the police investigated all suspects rather than waste resources going after the Congressman, this would have been solved.

Posted by: CubsFan | November 22, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Not guilty.

Posted by: rpcv84 | November 22, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Not guilty.

Posted by: rpcv84 | November 22, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

It's funny how the jailhouse snitch doesn't speak any Spanish and Guandique speak very little English. Obviously, there is no hard evidence and the he said, she said evidence means very little.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | November 22, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Hey Sparky (cubsfan) - the reason the "Congressman" was a person of intense focus is because he lied, hid information, and had his apartment professionally cleaned (including toxic chemicals in the drains in the bathroom) days after Ms. Levy went missing. He may only have been guilty of gross misconduct in the murder, but *he* hampered the police by not coming forward with what he knew. *HIS* actions, not the police!

Posted by: justletmeread4549 | November 22, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Not guilty. Too bad we may never know who killed her beyond reasonable doubt.

Posted by: cipitio | November 22, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

If found guilty, then Gaundique spends the rest of his life in a comfy American prison and police can stop searching for Chandra's real killer.

If found not guilty, then Guandique goes back to el Salvador and police must continue the search for Chandra's killer.

Posted by: blasmaic | November 22, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

gil TEEE: Wouldn't have been charged if he weren't!

Posted by: RogerRamjet2 | November 22, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

There was as much evidence against Condit as against Guandique.

Sadly, all the evidence the police have against anyone is circumstantial. They failed to find any physical proof.


Posted by: Benson | November 22, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

YES!

Posted by: WashingtonDame | November 22, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

YES AT LAST ~!!!

Posted by: 10bestfan | November 22, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Wow, Roger, I hope you never serve on a jury.

Posted by: blahblah6b | November 22, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Now the cops can stop searching for her killer. And Guandique? He'll spend the rest of his life in a comfy American prison.

Posted by: blasmaic | November 22, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Somehow I knew Condit would get away with this the moment Bush took the spotlight away from the trial.

Posted by: RandomAnon | November 22, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

The only reason he was found guilty was because he was a illegal alien and the jurors didn't want him to be just deported back to his country. I mean really does he look smart enough not to leave any evidence at the crime scene? I mean now blood, or any piece of clothing was left behind. And the jurors believe a cellmeate who admits he was raped by Mr. Quandique. This is sad, because the real killer is out there somewhere. The only thing he was guilty of was being an "illegal alien" I just don't have any faith in the judicial system when this type of stuff happens.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | November 22, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Amazing.

Nice frameup/coverup.

The happiest man to hear about this will be Condit, who can now claim he has been proven "innocent".

I'd have been much more impressed if they'd actually had evidence, instead of playing "pin the crime on the immigrant".


Posted by: Benson | November 22, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

YES FINALLY!!

Posted by: 10bestfan | November 22, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

CASE CLOSED.....not

Posted by: Hammerr | November 22, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Good to see the guilty verdict today. Now hang him.
Condit lied throughout the entire investigation trying to exert 'damage control' to his reputation never realizing that we think of all congressmen as crooks anyway.

He should have gone to jail for his actions too. But he's a congressman,................

Posted by: realneil | November 22, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Our FAMILIES are at the mercy of ILLEGALS and their Anchors being murdered, raped, infected with disease, or robbed. We can see the results of the ILLEGAL invasion in our courts every day! But NOT to worry the Chamber of Commerce will get their cheap labor increasing their privatized PROFITS while socializing the benefits for their ILLEGALS on the back of U. S. Citizens, thanks to our past and current Presidents, the Congressional Leadership(?), and local elected and appointed officials!

Posted by: walnutst | November 22, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

These illegals should be deported as soon as it is determined that they are in the states illegally.

ICE should be held accountable in the event that it could be determined that they new of an illegal alien was allowed to stay in the states despite the fact that they were illegal.

Posted by: Special_One40 | November 22, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Yes, AP during jury selection article on Oct. 25th calls him "illegal immigrant."
Now guilty, he has been sanitized to "immigrant" status. Good professional reporting.

Posted by: jjaazzzz | November 22, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Yes, this is a miracle--especially considering the fact that the ONLY DNA evidence found belonged to GARY CONDIT!!!

Posted by: forgetthis | November 22, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't be surprised that some day additional evidence surfaces to show he didn't kill Chandra. Just because this guy is scum doesn't necessarily mean he's guilty of this specific crime.

Posted by: HillRat | November 22, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

I still think Congressman Gary Condit had something to do with her death or even killed her. In my opinion, the man convicted is innocent...

Posted by: CreamyIce6 | November 22, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Watching the news I kept hearing the jurors say they were convinced he was guilty by the evidence presented...Even now I don't know what evidence was presented other than testimony...

It was said the description of the rapes he committed were strongly similar to the rape of Chandra...how did they come to that conclusion since I believe there was no evidence she was raped??? And I will bet during the year 2001 other rapists werecaught in the park....

Posted by: pentagon40 | November 22, 2010 11:08 PM | Report abuse

this hombre is MS-13 AND an illegal alien.

I don't trust nor do I appreciate jailhouse snitches who can ascribe motive to such meretricious behavior.

Still, sometimes you have to trust the people hired to protect us from the predators. My feeling is that Ms Haines and the lead detectives have sufficient integrity that they would not dishonor themselves and the system by laying this case off on someone who didn't do it.

I will admit up front that I am the father of a police detective out West. I can be expected to give the cops the benefit if there is any doubt. I see nothing wrong with that. In fact, a close relationship with law enforcement can help understand the kind of expectations that such people place on themselves. How do they sleep if they pass off an innocent person as guilty? Answer: Not very well - if at all.

A free society will suffer at the hands of resentful outsiders.

I hope there is some solace for the Levy family.

Posted by: yellow52paneltruck | November 23, 2010 1:48 AM | Report abuse

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