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Man Convicted In Chandra Levy Slaying Asks For New Trial

Lawyers for a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy asked a judge to grant a new trial in the case, a request that had been expected for months and won't be ruled on for many more.

An attorney for Ingmar Guandique made the brief oral motion for a new trial during a court hearing yesterday in the District.

Lawyers have been discussing information since late 2012 that could discredit a key prosecution witness, Guandique's one-time cellmate who testified at trial that Guandique confided his responsibility for Levy's murder 12 years ago.

Guandique's attorneys will make a formal written motion for a new trial early next year based on the information. Government lawyers will then respond, and a hearing on the issue is expected to follow.

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