Judge grants new trial in death of intern Chandra Levy

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WASHINGTON — A judge has formally granted a retrial in the case of a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Gerald Fisher on Thursday granted a motion for a new trial the case of Ingmar Guandique, who was convicted in 2010 of killing Levy.

Guandique’s attorneys had been pushing for a new trial because they said a key witness in the case gave false or misleading testimony. Prosecutors last month told a judge they believe the jury’s verdict was correct but that they would no longer oppose the new-trial request.

Levy’s 2001 disappearance created a national sensation after the 24-year-old California native was romantically linked with then-U.S. Rep. Gary Condit.

Condit, a California Democrat, was ultimately ruled out as a suspect.

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