Former Rep. Gary Condit Testifies in Murder Trial

By Staff | November 1, 2010 | 12:06 PM EDT

Washington (AP) - Former California Congressman Gary Condit is testifying in the Chandra Levy murder trial.

Ingmar Guandique, a native of El Salvador, is on trial for the murder and attempted sexual assault of Levy nearly a decade ago. Condit took the stand Monday at the D.C. Superior Courthouse.

The Washington intern's disappearance made headlines after she was romantically linked with Condit. He was once the main suspect, but police no longer believe he was involved. The case derailed his political career.

Prosecutors acknowledged in their opening statement that police failed in their initial investigation of Levy's disappearance by focusing on Condit to the exclusion of anyone else.