Trial to begin in death of DC intern Chandra Levy

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FILE - This undated file photo released by the family shows Chandra Ann Levy. The defendant, Ingmar Guandique, in one of America's more famous murder mysteries goes on trial Monday for the 2001 murder of Washington intern Levy, but Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador with a pedestrian criminal record, is not even a blip on the national consciousness.  (AP Photo/Family Photo via The Modesto Bee, File) ** NO SALES **
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FILE - This undated file photo released by the family shows Chandra Ann Levy. The defendant, Ingmar Guandique, …

Jury selection is beginning in the trial of a man charged in the death of Washington intern Chandra Levy, more than nine years after her disappearance generated headlines around the world.

Ingmar Guandique (wahn-DEE'-kay) goes on trial starting Monday on charges of murder, kidnapping and other counts. Authorities say he attacked Levy while she was jogging alone in Rock Creek Park in May 2001.

California congressman Gary Condit's political career imploded after he was romantically linked to the woman. Authorities no longer believe he had anything to do with her death.

Condit's spokesman, Bert Fields, says Condit expects to be called as a witness at Guandique's trial, though he has not been subpoenaed. Fields says Condit will cooperate with authorities.

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