Man convicted in death of intern Chandra Levy likely to get new trial

06/01/2015 // JusticeNewsFlash // (press release)

California – A man convicted of killing intern Chandra Levy could get a new trial reports say. According to The Washington Post, prosecutors recently dropped their opposition to efforts made by the defense to have the case heard by a new jury.

Lawyers for Ingmar Guandique, 34, have argued for two years that a key witness who testified in the 2010 trial that led to his conviction lied during his testimony. The witness, who was a previous cell mate of Guandique’s alleged he had confessed to him that he killed Levy, who disappeared in 2001. Her body was found a year later at a location where she had gone jogging.

The murder case was sensationalized after it was revealed that Levy had an affair with married congressman Gary A. Condit. Police first considered Condit a suspect, but subsequently cleared him in the case.

 Susan Levy, the mother of Chandra Levy, said in a recent interview of the possibility that there will be a retrial, “I want to make sure the right person is caught and responsible for what happened. No matter what happens, it’s not going to bring my daughter back, but you want to know the truth of what happened to my daughter.”

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