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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Armando Morales Barillas
Defense attorneys representing the man convicted of killing intern Chandra Levy in 2001 made a request Wednesday for a new trial in the case.
A witness who helped convict a man in the 2001 murder of Chandra Levy lied during the trial when he testified he had never previously provided information to law enforcement in other criminal cases, attorneys revealed in court Tuesday.
Defense attorneys for the man convicted of killing Chandra Levy in 2001 asked a judge on Thursday to compel prosecutors to turn over an audio tape of a 911 call previously not made available to them about a "blood-curdling scream" in the former federal intern's apartment building the morning she disappeared.
A jury has found Salvadoran immigrant Ingmar Guandique guilty of murdering Washington intern Chandra Levy back in 2001, when her disappearance became a national sensation.
The case of the missing Washington intern devastated a family, destroyed a congressman's career and sparked a media frenzy, but the question of who killed Chandra Levy went unanswered for nearly a decade until a jury on Monday convicted a Salvadoran illegal immigrant of first-degree murder.
Authorities focused on the wrong man when they began investigating the disappearance of Washington intern Chandra Levy, and they never found the right one, an attorney for the man charged with killing Levy said in closing arguments Tuesday.
"It's my expectation to disclose as much as it's possible to disclose," he said of next month's hearing. "I'm very aware of the interest in the public learning as much as it can."
Morales said that Guandique described how he attacked Levy from behind, which was also how he attacked two other women.