It looks like the American InJustice System strikes again. When Guandique was originally convicted, I thought it was all just a tad too nifty the way this crime got wrapped up and pinned on him. Always wondered how fair his trial could’ve ever possibly have been seeing as how English is not his first language and I bet he didn’t have $1,000/hr legal representation, either. Using jailhouse snitch testimony to convict? C’mon…spare me!
Sad that we threw another innocent man in prison…good at least that it looks like he won’t have to rot there for 20 years before being proven innocent. And what a shame for Chandra’s family to have to have all of this re-opened in their lives and that they are now back to knowing that all these years later, justice still has not been done for their daughter…
(KTLA) — Three years after an immigrant from El Salvador was convicted in the 2001 murder of Washington intern Chandra Levy, the case takes a new turn.
The 24-year-old Capitol Hill intern was last seen in May 2001.
Following the disappearance, her family disclosed to police that she had been having an affair with U.S. Representative Gary Condit.
Condit’s unwillingness to cooperate with investigators, fueled speculation that he was behind her disappearance…
…Convicted rapist, Ingmar Guandique, 30, was eventually arrested and convicted of her killing.
But it now appears possible that Guandique may go free.
CBS News is reporting that a judge is holding secret hearings on new information about the credibility of a key prosecution witness at trial.
Guandique was sentenced to 60 years in prison after being convicted in 2010 of killing Levy.
The case relied largely on testimony from an inmate who served time in prison with Guandique.
The identity of the witness in question has not been disclosed. The judge in the case has imposed a strict gag order, preventing any information about the proceedings from coming out.
Guandique has always maintained his innocence.
And I really can’t help but wonder WHY the proceedings to free this man are being kept behind closed doors?