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.