Chandra Levy documents to be unsealed

Posted By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com   |   July 30, 2013 at 11:28 AM   |   Comments

July 30 (UPI) -- A Superior Court judge ruled Monday that the documents regarding the 2002 murder case of Chandra Levy should be unsealed for revision.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Gerald Fisher ruled that the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia should release the transcripts of secret conversations between the judge and the judge's bench in hearings from earlier this year.

Levy, a 24-year-old California native whose body was found in a D.C. park in 2002, was an intern for the Bureau of Prisons before she disappeared in 2001.

Ingmar Guandique, 31, was convicted in 2011 to two 60-year sentences for murder with kidnapping and murder with attempted robbery in Levy's death. Two years later, his attorneys are back in court calling into question the testimony of a key witness in his conviction.

Guandique was arrested for Levy's murder in 2009 after Armando Morales, a convicted felon, testified that he had confessed to killing Levy. At the time, Guandique was already in jail for attacking two women at the park where Levy's body was found.

On Monday, his defense attorney, Jonathan Anderson, questioned the credibility of Morales's testimony and claimed it was contradictory.

Levy's case garnered national attention after Gary Condit, who was then a congressman for Levy's California district, was linked to her after police found his semen in her clothes following her disappearance.

The documents to be unsealed are transcripts of discussions that lawyers and Fisher had at the judge's bench.

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