Chanda Levy Defendant Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges | NBC4 Washington

Chanda Levy Defendant Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges

Guandique allegedly threatened witness in case



    An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday in the Chandra Levy murder case for Ingmar Guandique, who investigators say has been a person of interest in the case since 2002 and will be charged with first-degree murder upon his transfer from a California federal prison to the District.

    The man accused of killing federal intern Chandra Levy in Washington in 2001 has pleaded not guilty to charges he threatened a witness in the case.

    Ingmar Guandique was indicted this month on counts including obstructing justice after authorities said he conveyed the threats from jail. 

    Guandique's lawyer entered a not-guilty plea for him to the new charges during an arraignment Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court.

    Guandique has already pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other counts filed in April over Levy's death.

    Levy had just completed an internship with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons when the 24-year-old disappeared after leaving her apartment in jogging clothes in May 2001. Her body was found a year later in Rock Creek Park.

    Guandique has been serving a 10-year sentence for separate assaults in Rock Creek Park.