Arrest in Chandra Levy Case, Slain Intern's Mother Quotes Bialik

Federal prosecutors Tuesday charged a Salvadoran laborer with the first-degree murder of Washington intern Chandra Levy. The 27-year-old Levy, whose romantic relationship with former Rep. Gary Condit effectively ended the congressman’s career, disappeared while jogging in 2001; her remains were found a year later in the city’s Rock Creek Park.

A U.S. Attorney, Jeffrey Taylor, said that Levy, a Modesto, Calif. native, was a “random victim” of Ingmar Guandique, who is now serving a 10-year sentence for two other Rock Creek Park assaults.

Levy’s great-great-great uncle was the legendary Hebrew-language poet Chaim Nachman 
Bialik. In a 2001 interview with the Forward, Levy’s mother, Susan, quoted some chilling lines penned by Bialik: “Revenge! Revenge! Cursed be he who cries revenge.
 Fit vengeance for the death of a child the devil has not yet conceived.”

The 2001 Forward’s story on Levy can be read in its entirety below:

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