Retrial Of Man Convicted Of Killing Chandra Levy Now In May
February 12, 2016 9:19 AM
MODESTO, CA – MAY 28: Photographs of Chandra Levy are displayed during a memorial for her at the Modesto Centre Plaza 28 May, 2002 in Modesto, CA. Levy, a young Washington DC intern whose remains were found in a wooded area in Washington, DC more than a year after she disappeared, was murdered, the city's medical examiner said 28 May, warning that authorities may never know how. (Credit: DEBBIE NODA/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man convicted of killing former Washington intern Chandra Levy has had his retrial moved from March to May.
A judge agreed Friday to a request by prosecutors to move the trial date from March 1 to May 23.
Levy’s 2001 disappearance created a national sensation after the 24-year-old Modesto, California, native was romantically linked with then-Rep. Gary Condit, a California Democrat who was ultimately ruled out as a suspect.
Her remains were found in Washington’s Rock Creek Park in 2002, and prosecutors argued her death fit a pattern of attacks that Guandique committed on female joggers. He was convicted and given a 60-year sentence.
Defense attorneys pushed for a new trial, arguing that a key witness gave false or misleading testimony. Last year, prosecutors dropped opposition to a retrial.
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