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Guandique To Be Tried In D.C.

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By Rebecca Blatt

The trial of a man charged in the killing of federal intern Chandra Levy will be held in D.C., despite a change-of-venue request from his defense attorneys.

Ingmar Guandique's attorneys say their client would not get a fair trial in Washington due to extensive publicity surrounding the case. But Judge Gerald Fisher denied the motion Friday at a D.C. Suprerior Court hearing.

Guandique faces a first-degree murder charge in Levy's death. She disappeared in May 2001, and her remains were found a year later in Rock Creek Park.

Judge Fisher still has to rule on a defense request to suppress statements Guandique made to authorities in September 2008.

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