Ever since Chandra Levy first went missing in 2001, this has been a rollercoaster of a case.
On Thursday, prosecutors announced they won't retry Ingmar Guandique for the tragic murder of Chandra. The news comes on the heels of a judge granting a new trial for the perp in May 2015 due to a key witness allegedly lying to a jury back in 2010.
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For those who don't remember, Ms. Levy's disappearance in May 2001 was at the forefront of the news prior to the 9/11 terror attacks. The 24-year-old's mysterious case was intensified due to her affair with former Congressman Gary Condit when she was an intern.
Unfortunately, C.L.'s remains were found more than a year later in a park where she had gone jogging the day of her disappearance. It wasn't until nine years after the discovery that authorities honed in on Ingmar who had been accused of attacking two female joggers in the past.
While prosecutors had the chilling testimonies of Guandique's other victims, most of their case rested on a jailhouse informant who said the criminal confessed to killing Chandra.
Following I.G.'s conviction (he was sentenced to sixty years in jail), his defense team tirelessly petitioned a judge to release their client over what they claimed was an unreliable informant. Ultimately, the team was granted their wish and an opportunity for a retrial.
To the disappointment of Levy's family, the prosecutors decided to forgo a retrial considering most of their case was built on the testimony of a now unusable informant: