New trial expected for man convicted in Chandra Levy death

By JESSICA GRESKO
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys withdrew their opposition to one.

On Friday, after more than a year of sporadic hearings and legal wrangling, government attorneys withdrew their opposition to a new trial for Ingmar Guandique in a four-page motion. They said they were preparing for a new trial.

Attorneys for Guandique had asked a judge to grant him a new trial because they said a key witness in the case, Guandique’s one-time cellmate, gave false or misleading testimony during his 2010 trial. Guandique’s attorneys said prosecutors knew or should have known the testimony was problematic and investigated further.

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