New trial requested in Chandra Levy murder case
Defense attorneys representing the man convicted of killing intern Chandra Levy in 2001 made a request Wednesday for a new trial in the case.
The request on behalf of Ingmar Guandique comes after attorneys revealed new information about a key witness in the trial.
Guandique was convicted of Levy’s murder in 2010 and is serving a 60year prison sentence. But last year, prosecutors approached a judge with “significant impeaching” information about jailhouse informant Armando Morales.
Prosecutors disclosed that Morales had lied when he testified he had never previously provided information to law enforcement in other criminal cases.
Morales testified during the 2010 trial that Guandique had admitted while the two were cellmates to killing Levy, a 24-year-old federal intern.
Levy disappeared May 1, 2001, after leaving her apartment. Her remains were found in 2002 in a heavily wooded area of Rock Creek Park.
A status hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 6.