A judge has been holding secret hearings regarding new information surrounding the 2001 Chandra Levy murder, according to media reports on Jan. 25, 2013.
The hearings have reportedly been taking place for several weeks and some speculate may serve to clear the man convicted of the Washington intern’s murder, Ingmar Guandique, 31.
He was found guilty in 2010 of killing Levy and is now behind bars, serving a prison sentence of 60 years.
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According to USA Today, authorities admitted no DNA evidence or witnesses linked Guandique to Levy’s death. Instead prosecutors used information garnered from a jailhouse informant who claimed the El Salvadoran immigrant confessed to killing the young woman.
According to the prosecution, the attack on Levy was similar to the assaults Guandique had perpetrated on several female joggers in DC’s Rock Creek Park where Levy went missing around the same time frame. Her remains were discovered in the park in 2002.
Guandique had already been convicted of those attacks and was in prison when he was accused of the Levy murder in 2009.
He has continually denied killing Levy and his attorneys argued the police and prosecution have made him the scapegoat in a botched investigation, reports USA Today.
The convicted murderer addressed Levy’s parents in Spanish through an interpreter when he was sentenced for her murder, saying “I am sorry. I am sorry for what happened to your daughter. But I had nothing to do with it.”
Chandra, 24, went missing in 2001, shortly after completing an internship with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Following her disappearance, it was discovered that she had been having an affair with married Calif. Congressman Gary Condit, 53. The tryst was only revealed after Levy's aunt went public with a conversation she had with her niece about the relationship.
Condit was once considered a prime suspect in the case, however, authorities no longer believe he had anything to do with her death. Nonetheless, his career was damaged beyond repair due to the negative publicity he received and a subsequent bid for Congress failed.