Ingmar Guandique was wrongly convicted of the murder of Chandra Levy in May 2001. He was implicated by Edward Edwards as witness #10 in the arrest affidavit dated March 2009. Edwards was not identified as the author of the affidavit and did not appear at trial. Edwards blogged on ZodiacKiller.com from Levy’s hometown, four days before killing her. [ Source: It’s Me, page 338-339 ]. There is more detail in the book about Edwards’ activities around this time.
Five years ago, a jury convicted Ingmar Guandique for the murder of Chandra Levy. It now appears that a new jury will re-hear the case.
Federal prosecutors have dropped their opposition to Gaundique’s defense attorneys’ requests for a new trial, paving the way for the case to return to court. Now the judge who presided over the first trial will decide if there will be a second.
Notice of withdrawal of opposition to new trial May 22, 2015
Now, a neighbor of Levy’s has spoken with Guandique’s defense team, claiming she heard suspicious sounds on the last day Chandra was alive.
“She has told Mr. Guandique’s lawyers that she called 911 at 4:37 a.m., to report a ‘blood-curdling scream’ from a woman in extreme distress,” an insider told The ENQUIRER. “She said it may have come from Chandra’s apartment.”
Sources close to Levy’s relatives say that Chandra’s mother Susan — wanting “to know the truth” — approves of a new trial, The ENQUIRER reported.
News June 6, 2015 : Chandra Levy murder retrial granted by US judge.
June 12 : trial date set for March 1, 2016
July 14 : to remain in jail until new trial
Jan 20, 2016 : “Defense attorneys point fingers at other potential suspects”
July 28, 2016 : “Guandique to be released; No new trial in Chandra Levy case“