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Levy Murder Trial Takes Unexpected Turn

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In the District, there were two major developments today in the trial of the man accused of killing Chandra Levy.

Early this afternoon, attorneys for the prosecution told Judge Gerald Fisher they were ready to rest their case against accused killer Ingmar Guandique.

As a result, Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Haines also said they would drop two charges against Guandique, including one count of aggravated murder and one count of attempted sexual assault.

The prosecution had intended to call a former inmate who spent time in prison with Guandique. The witness was expected to testify that Guandique confessed to murdering Levy. The prosecution's decision rendered the witness testimony and the two charges unnecessary.

Earlier in the day, an FBI forensic analyst testified that he found former Rep. Gary Condit's DNA in underclothes which belonged to levy. The garments were recovered from Levy's apartment back in 2001, and not from the Rock Creek Park murder scene.

Last week under oath, Condit refused to say whether he had an intimate relationship with the former intern.

Testimony will resume on Monday.


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