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Ingmar Guandique Convicted in Chandra Levy Murder Case

Posted Nov 22, 2010 3:35 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Jurors in D.C. Superior Court today found Ingmar Guandique guilty of first-degree murder in the 2001 killing of Chandra Levy.

Despite a lack of forensic evidence directly linking a central American immigrant to the murder of Levy, jurors apparently were persuaded by Guandique's claimed confession to his cellmate, reports the Washington Post.

There was also testimony that Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, was scratched at the time of the crime and evidence that he had attacked other women in the same Rock Creek Park area around the time of Levy's death.

"I don't think that it was particularly difficult," said juror Linda Norton, citing "a lot of evidence."

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "9 Years Later, Trial Begins in Death of Chandra Levy"

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