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Warrant issued in Levy's death

WASHINGTON — Federal authorities say a Salvadoran immigrant already in prison for assaults on women was charged Tuesday in the 2001 slaying of federal intern Chandra Levy.

A Washington Superior Court judge signed the warrant charging Ingmar Guandique, 27, with first-degree murder for allegedly killing Levy on May 1, 2001, in Rock Creek Park, U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Taylor said.

Taylor and other authorities said Guandique killed Levy, 24, as she walked or jogged in a remote part of Rock Creek Park in the northwest part of the city.

Prosecutors think Levy, a former intern for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, was a random victim, just like two other women that Guandique was later convicted of assaulting in the park about the same time. Guandique, who has maintained his innocence, is serving 10 years in federal prison in Adelanto, Calif., for those attacks.

Warrant issued in Levy's death 03/03/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 3, 2009 10:39pm]
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