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Chandra Levy murder trial: FBI expert says Condit's DNA found on pair of panties

November 10, 2010 - 11:30 AM
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An expert witness from the FBI says a semen sample found on a pair of panties matched the DNA profile of former California congressman Gary Condit.

Alan Giusti testified Wednesday at the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man accused of killing federal intern Chandra Levy.

Levy went missing in 2001 and her skeletal remains were recovered in Rock Creek Park about a year later. Her suspected connection with Condit helped launch the case into the national spotlight.

Giusti told the court that the panties were received by the FBI lab in 2001, before Levy's remains were found. Police had searched Levy's apartment multiple times while they were searching for her.

Condit repeatedly refused to answer questions about the nature of his relationship with Levy when he testified in D.C. Superior Court earlier this month.

"I just think that I have the right to set some boundaries," Condit said.

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  1. Beltway Greg Beltway Greg

    Beltway Greg

    Nov 10, 2010 - 01:36:08 PM

    Sarah, whose DNA is in your panties? Condit is correct, the public doesn't need to know this. This trial is a waste of time. The police bungled the investigation. I don't care if Condit and Levy had a family of six children. Once again, the police and the journalists are serving Chandra poorly. Perhaps it wasn't Guandique? How about doing a little old fashioned journalism and try and discover whether there are more unsolved muggings in the park and if they fit any type of geographic or racial or time/season pattern. At the very least you can help other women become more aware of the dangers they face in Rock Creek and who knows you may actually make a difference in the world.

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    Sunny Virginia

    Nov 10, 2010 - 01:07:43 PM

    I could not agree with you more keithndc. There was no need to publish this at this time. We need some real journalists today - like we had in Walter Cronkite - this trivial BS would not have even been bothered with. As they say been there done that. Most of us suspected if not already knew. BTW this does not do anything one way or the other for this case. All it lets us know is that sometime before she died Levy and Condit had sexual relations - something that has been going on since the dawn of time.

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    Keith Jarrell

    Nov 10, 2010 - 12:32:55 PM

    Now I ask, is anyone really surprised at this news? It isn't even news in my opinion. Levy and Condit were clearly doing more than filing paper work at the Congressman's office. His wife new about it, his staff knew about it, in fact we all knew about it. Moreover I am not sure that the fact has anything to do with this case. It was established long ago that Congressman Condit was not a suspect. The media needs to learn to report the news. Starting here and now.

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