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Friday
Feb112011

Chandra Levy Killer Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The man convicted of murdering congressional intern Chandra Levy was sentenced in a Washington, D.C., court Friday to 60 years behind bars.

Ingmar Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, was arrested in 2009 and charged with Levy's murder, as well as kidnapping and attempted sexual assault, among other counts.

A 24-year-old intern for then-California Congressman Gary Condit, Levy disappeared on May 1, 2001, while jogging in Rock Creek Park. Her body wasn't discovered until more than a year later.

It was revealed that Levy was romantically linked to the married Condit. The allegations pushed Condit's political career to the brink and in July 2001, he admitted to having a sexual relationship with Levy.  In an interview with ABC News, he denied knowing anything about Levy's disappearance and stated that he did not kill her.  No hard evidence ever connected Condit to Levy's disappearance.

Guandique was already serving a 10-year sentence for separate assaults that took place in Rock Creek Park when he was arrested.

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Monday
Nov222010

Jury Finds Man Guilty of Murdering Chandra Levy

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON D.C.) -- A jury has reached a guilty verdict in the trial of a man charged with killing congressional intern Chandra Levy, who disappeared in 2001.

The case became a sensation when Levy was linked to then-Rep. Gary Condit (D-Calif.).

Salvadoran immigrant Ingmar Guandique was charged with killing Levy in D.C.'s Rock Creek Park where she jogged.

Defense lawyers said during trial he was a scapegoat for a botched investigation.

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