Sunday, May 24, 2015

Slow Saturday Special: Government Lied About Levy and Guandique?

"Levy murder defendant may be retried" Associated Press  May 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys on Friday said the ‘‘interests of justice’’ would best be served by one.

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 told a judge they were preparing to retry him.

Guandique’s attorneys had previously 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.

‘‘The government continues to believe the jury’s verdict was correct,’’ prosecutors wrote in their motion.

Levy’s mother, Susan Levy, said in a telephone interview that she has always had some questions about whether Guandique killed her daughter, though her husband is ‘‘100 percent’’ convinced.


Are we being Conditized again? Is a horrific terror attack on the way? This smells of the summer of 2001, unearthing this mess for a new trial.


"Chandra Levy’s 2001 disappearance created a sensation after the 24-year-old California native was romantically linked with Representative Gary Condit. Condit, a California Democrat, was ultimately ruled out as a suspect."

I see that coverage in a much different light these days.