Prosecutors In Levy Case Overcame Long Odds
Don't Miss This
- Stockton School District Possibly Selling $2 Million In Unused School Buses
- Strong, This New Member Of Stockton Schools Police Force Is
- After Bed Bug Complaints, Lodi Theater Closed Until Thursday To Eliminate ‘Insect’ Problem
- Alleged Bed Bug Infestation Temporarily Shutters Lodi Movie Theater
- Emerging Solar Plants Are Igniting Birds Mid-Air
Get Breaking News First
WASHINGTON (AP) — The prosecutors who obtained a first-degree murder conviction this week in the Chandra Levy murder trial readily acknowledged the holes in their case.
No DNA evidence. No eyewitnesses. And a police investigation that initially focused relentlessly not on defendant Ingmar Guandique but on former Congressman Gary Condit.
But legal observers say the prosecution overcame those flaws with emotionally gripping testimony from two women who survived assaults against them by Guandique.
Analysts say the testimony from the two women in the trial’s opening days set a tone that defense attorneys ultimately could not overcome.
Guandique was convicted Monday in Levy’s 2001 disappearance and death, bringing resolution to one of the nation’s most sensational murder mysteries.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)