The federal government has deported a man whose conviction in the killing of 24-year-old Washington, D.C. intern Chandra Levy was overturned.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Monday that 35-year-old Ingmar Guandique was flown back to his native El Salvador on Friday.
In 2010, a jury convicted Guandique of killing Levy and sentenced him to 60 years in prison.
His conviction, however, was overturned when Guandique's lawyers questioned the credibility of a witness who was a known gang member. The man testified that Guandique told him that he killed Levy.
Guandique was granted a new trial in 2015, but prosecutors couldn't prove their case so it was dismissed.
The Salvadoran national had been in ICE custody since June. He was described as "a documented MS-13 gang member" in a news release that was issued Monday.
Levy, who was an intern for the Bureau of Prisons, was last seen on May 1, 2001. Her remains were found in Washington's Rock Creek Park on May 22, 2002, the same park where Guandique had assaulted other women.
Her disappearance captured national attention because she had been romantically involved with former congressman Gary Condit. At one point Condit was considered a suspect in the case, but he was later cleared.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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