Chandra Levy Murder Trial Ends in Conviction

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chandra Levy's (SHAHN'-druh LEE'-veez) other
says "it makes a difference" to find the person responsible for her daughter's death.

But Susan Levy says the conviction today of Ingmar Guandique (gwahn-DEE'-kay) won't end the pain of losing her daughter.

A jury found the Salvadoran immigrant guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for attacking Levy while she exercised in a Washington, D.C., park in May 2001. Guandique faces a sentencing
hearing in February and could get anywhere from 30 years to life.

Guandique's defense lawyer declined comment on whether her client would appeal. In court, she'd argued that Guandique had become a scapegoat for a botched investigation.

Meanwhile, Gary Condit's lawyer says the verdict vindicates the former congressman. Condit and Chandra Levy were romantically
linked, and he had been a suspect in her death at one time.
Attorney Bert Fields says Condit "can find some measure of
closure" now, but it's too late for his career.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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