New developments in a murder case that held the attention of Washingtonians for more than a decade could put the conviction in doubt.
Chandra Levy, a 24-year-old intern with the Bureau of Prisons, disappeared in May 2001. Her body was found a year later in Rock Creek Park. Then two years ago, an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador, Ingmar Guandique, was convicted in her murder.
New information could taint the testimony of an important witness in that trial, sources said. Prosecutors brought the information to the judge, who has had two secret meeting with prosecutors and defense attorneys.
The prosecution asked for the new information to be sealed to protect those involved.
The case gained national attention when it was revealed that Levy had a relationship with then-California Congressman Gary Condit. He denied having anything to do with Levy’s disappearance and was never charged with wrongdoing.
Guandique was linked to several assaults of women in Rock Creek Park and was doing time when he was charged in the Levy case. He was convicted in part because of the testimony or Armando Morales, a fellow inmate who said Guandique told him he killed Levy.
Guandique was sentenced to 60 years in prison.
Another meeting at D.C. Superior Court was scheduled for next month, sources said.