Lawyers for the man found guilty of killing congressional intern Chandra Levy formally today asked for a new trial.
The request came after nearly a year of tangling with the U.S. Attorney's Office over access to information regarding a key government trial witness whose testimony is now under scrutiny. A decision on the motion is a long way off—both sides will have several months to file court papers before arguing their case before the judge.
A District of Columbia Superior Court jury in 2010 convicted Ingmar Guandique in Levy's death. The case was reopened in late 2012 after the government notified the judge of potentially impeaching information related to Guandique's former cellmate Armando Morales. Morales testified Guandique confessed to the murder.