Here’s a blast from the past.
Remember the case of Chandra Levy?
Levy is the 24-year old intern with the Federal Bureau of Prisons who went missing in 2001.
What made this missing persons case so intriguing was that it was later discovered that Levy was romantically entangled with then-Representative Gary Condit (D-Calif.), a married man, at the time.
Suspicion fell to Condit, but he was eventually ruled out as a suspect.
Levy’s remains were found in Rock Creek Park a year later, and eventually, Ingmar Guandique-Blanco, an immigrant from El Salvador, was charged with her murder.
He was convicted of Levy’s murder in 2010, based on a jailhouse informant’s testimony, but charges were dropped in 2016, following a retrial.
That doesn’t mean he’s just walking away.
News today from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is that Guandique is a known member of MS-13, a violent gang, and that he will be deported back to El Salvador.
From The Hill:
“Guandique unlawfully entered the United States at an unknown location and date,” ICE said, according to the TV station.
“His criminal record was lengthy, dating back to May 2001 when he was arrested on local charges by Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department,” it added.
“In February 2002, he was sentenced to 10 years of incarceration on each of two counts of assault with intent to commit robbery. In February 2011, he was convicted of first degree murder, but after requesting a new trial, his case was later dismissed.”
With the dismissal of charges against Guandique, Levy’s case remains unsolved, but this is one more bad character that will no longer be the problem of the United States.