This week, prosecutors dropped all charges against the convicted killer of DC intern, Chandra Levy
. A new trial had been granted last year
, after it was discovered that the primary witness in the case, a jailhouse snitch, had lied about prior jailhouse testimony. The Washington Post reports today that all charges were dropped after a secret recording of the witness was made this month in which he admitted to lying in his testimony
. [more inside]
Evelyn Hernandez: the forgotten Laci Peterson.
SF Chronicle story on a nearly identical case of a missing pregnant woman...both sad stories, but one received almost no media attention. Laci
was from the same town as Chadra Levy
: was that the hook that created a ghoulish media darling? More inside...
I just heard they found a female body in a shallow grave in Rock Creek Park here in DC. Could it be Chandra?
Gary Condit loses.
To a former protege, no less. Maybe now he'll have more time on his hands to help with the search for Chandra.
Chandra Levy disappearance solved? A deaf man with a serious mental illness who cannot speak was wrongly jailed for nearly two years in the nation's capital even though minor charges against him were dismissed, prison officials said on Friday...
Department of Corrections Director Odie... was ... quoted as telling the Post: ``It was kind of unbelievable to me that we could hold a guy for nearly two years who should not have been there,'' he said.
Color photographs with arrows and pictures and a paragraph on the back to follow...
Did the Hell's Angels do it?
It could have been the landlord
. Or is it just hoax
? We could take the advice of a professional astrologer
or a psychic
or maybe the answer lies encoded in the Bible
? Or is it just a Republican plot
to discredit a Democrat and bolster Bush's "dismal approval rating" (which is currently only 12 points higher than Clinton's was at the same point in his presidency
.) No! The Democrats framed him because of his conservative views
! What about the Mossad
? Maybe you can locate her body in this aerial photograph
There are just HOURS of fun to be had over at ChandraLevy.com - a very unofficial clearinghouse for information on the ongoing investigation into her disappearance which bears little resemblance to the staid demeanor of findchandra.org.
My favorite? Where is Ted Kennedy's car right now anyway? Just in case. You check the Potomac, I'll look in the tidal basin...
Condit says he broke off close friendship with Levy 2 days before she disappeared; says she became distraught and obsessive.
Sorry to revisit the Chandra
issue, but it seems that Congressman Condit is becoming guiltier by the day. (Of stupidity, at the very least -- if not something more sinister.)
The Search For Chandra Levy
Chandra Levy was a 24 year old intern who was about to move back to California and receive her master's when she suddenly disappeared on April 30th. The search climbed to a new level last night, when her parents returned to DC and held a press conference with their attorney...and their fingers seem to be pointing a Congressman. (more inside)