Salvadoran Illegal Immigrant Guilty of Murder
by Ben Conery, The Washington Times: The case of the missing Washington intern devastated a family, destroyed a congressman's career and sparked a media frenzy, but the question of who killed Chandra Levy went unanswered for nearly a decade until a jury on Monday convicted a Salvadoran illegal immigrant of first-degree murder.
The jury of nine women and three men deliberated for 3½ days before convicting 29-year-old Ingmar Guandique of attempting to rob and kidnap the 24-year-old Levy before killing her on May 1, 2001, in Rock Creek Park, where she had gone for a run. Guandique, who already is imprisoned for attacking two other female joggers in the park, faces life in prison when he is sentenced Feb. 11.
"The verdict may have been guilty, but I have a life sentence of a lost limb missing from our family tree," Levy's mother, Susan Levy, told reporters outside D.C. Superior Court. "It's a lifetime of heartbreak." . . . [Full Story]
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