February 23rd, 2009
03:23 PM ET

Levy case suspect is not a surprise

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/CRIME/02/21/chandra.levy/art.levy.gi.jpg caption="Washington intern Chandra Levy's body was found a year after she disappeared in 2001."]CNN

The mother of slain congressional intern Chandra Levy says she has been told by police in Washington, D.C., that an arrest is imminent in her daughter's 2001 death.

CNN anchor Christine Romans spoke Monday with CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about the case.

Christine Romans, CNN anchor: A developing story we're watching right now. A murder mystery that gripped the nation and ruined a congressman's reputation eight years ago may finally be coming to a close. Today, D.C. police are said to be ready to make an arrest for the murder of Chandra Levy.

CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin joins us now. Jeff, welcome to the program. We're learning about this man already in prison, Ingmar Guandique, who reports say police are close to arresting in this case. This is an eight-year-old case. What new do they have now about this eight years later?


soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Steve Fulmer

    I am happy for the family that the not knowing who may be ending & a different healing will be taking place over the next 8 years...The slap continues to be to all the immigrants that arrived in this country as was required and followed the rule of law yet CNN continues to tag this person as an Immigrant. News you can trust, please. Just report the news we don't need you to shape our opinions. Believe me that if I am writing to you the majority of us out here have already found all the truth in spite of omissions. Call him what you may but don't insult us & so many immigrants that built this country including your ancestors. I thank you on their behalf. I know these aren't read on air but no more standing by without letting you know we are not ignorant to your flawed reporting.

    February 24, 2009 at 12:12 am |
  2. Annie Kate

    I hope the Levys will really know what happened to their daughter now and that the person who took her life is punished for it. Such a terrible thing to lose a child especially to violence and when they are so young.

    February 23, 2009 at 9:53 pm |
  3. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    im just glad they finally have some forward progress. this took entirely too long.

    February 23, 2009 at 6:07 pm |
  4. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    It was known for a long time that Gary Condit never killed Chandra Levy-–what was inexcusable was his behavior and involvement with her-but then again there are no moral or values in politics-let's hope that the updated DNA technology can bring this tragedy to closure-–as for as Condit-–DNA technology cannot be applied to his actions.

    February 23, 2009 at 3:51 pm |