WASHINGTON – Jurors in the Chandra Levy murder trial are beginning a third day of deliberations.
Ingmar Guandique (gwahn-DEE-kay) is facing murder charges in the 2001 disappearance and death of Levy. The case made headlines when she was romantically linked with Gary Condit. The former California congressman was initially the main suspect, although police no longer believe he was involved.
Prosecutors say Levy's death fits the pattern of other crimes committed by Guandique in 2001. The defense says Guandique has become a scapegoat for a botched investigation.
The jury began deliberating Wednesday and has deliberated for more than 11 hours over two days so far in a trial that has stretched on for a month.