WASHINGTON -- 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.
New trial expected for man convicted in Chandra Levy death