Woman testifies about attack at Chandra Levy trial

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Posted: Oct 26, 2010 11:34 AM
Woman testifies about attack at Chandra Levy trial

Two women testifying at the Chandra Levy murder trial are offering nearly identical accounts of how they were attacked while jogging by a man prosecutors have charged with killing the Washington intern.

Ingmar Guandique (gwahn-DEE'-kay), a native of El Salvador, is on trial for Levy's 2001 killing. Levy was romantically linked with then-California Rep. Gary Condit, who was once a suspect. Police no longer believe he had anything to do with her death.

On Tuesday, Christy Wiegand told the jury how Guandique jumped her from behind on an isolated Rock Creek Park jogging trail. She escaped by momentarily going limp so Guandique would loosen his grasp. Another victim offered a similar account on Monday.

Both women were attacked near the spot where Levy's remains were found.