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Key witness in Levy case could be discredited

  • Article by: JESSICA GRESKO
  • Associated Press
  • April 11, 2013 - 6:20 PM

WASHINGTON - A judge says a key witness against the man convicted of murdering Washington intern Chandra Levy in 2001 could be discredited by new information.

Judge Gerald Fisher was speaking Thursday at the end of a hearing in the case, one of several recent hearings largely conducted out of earshot of the public and press. That pattern continued as government lawyers and lawyers for Ingmar Guandique spent about an hour and a half in private conversation.

Fisher says prosecutors provided him information in November that could be used to discredit the testimony former Guandique cellmate Armando Morales. Morales testified that Guandique confided he was responsible for Levy's death.

The disappearance of the 24-year-old became international news after she was romantically linked with then-California Rep. Gary Condit.

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