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Chandra Levy

February 11, 2011 by staff 

Chandra Levy, Prosecutor’s want to Chandra Levy’s killer is not for life. Ingmar Guandique be sentenced Friday, and prosecutors have filed a score of 18 continuous pages of the Superior Court, revealing that they require a life sentence, maximum sentence possible.

Ingmar Guandique convicted of murder was sentenced Friday to 60 years in prison for the death of former intern Chandra Levy federal government, said a court official, ending a controversy, where a decade.

In November, Guandique, a 29-year Salvadoran immigrant, was convicted on two counts related to the death of Levy.

Levy disappeared May 1, 2001, launching an extensive research has revealed few details about her whereabouts, but not to the allegations of the 24-year-old Levy had an affair with Condit, then-Congressman Gary of California.

(CP) – The Salvador convicted of murder intern Chandra Levy in Washington almost a decade ago was sentenced Friday to 60 years in prison.

In November, a jury found Ingmar Guandique first-degree murder of Levy’s 2001 disappearance and death, although no witnesses and no DNA evidence linking the crime.

Levy’s disappearance became a national sensation after an affair with Rep. Gary Condit then. Police initially focused on Condit as a suspect. But after Levy was found in a park, police shifted their priority to Guandique, who was already serving a prison sentence for attacking female joggers in the park at the same time Levy disappeared. Condit’s political career disintegrated.

The Superior Court also rejected the request for a new trial Guandique. His lawyers had argued Guandique should receive a new trial because the jurors shared notes wrong to reach a verdict. They also argued prosecutors improperly appeal to the emotions of the jury and the facts that were not part of the evidence presented at trial to make a closing argument graph.

In response, prosecutors said that sharing the notes of the jurors, if that happened, was as a violation of conditions that do not substantially alter the outcome.

Prosecutors had requested a sentence of life imprisonment, arguing that Guandique shown no remorse and had a history of violence against women. They said Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, fled his village in this country as a teenager because he was suspected of attacking a woman with a knife.

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