WASHINGTON — The D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office is gearing up for an Oct. 18 trial in the slaying of intern Chandra Levy in 2001.
The latest in the case came Monday when prosecutors told a D.C. Superior Court judge that Ingmar Guandique,29, the man charged in the murder, sexually assaulted a fellow inmate who is expected to testify as a key government witness, the Washington Post reported.
The witness is expected to testify that Guandique told him that he murdered a woman in Washington and “tied her down” and “hog tied” her before sexually assaulting her, the Post reported.
The Post reported that prosecutors expect the defense to argue that the witness, who was not named, was biased against Guandique because of the sexual assault in prison.
Guandique is currently serving a 10-year sentence for assaulting two women at knifepoint in Rock Creek Park in Northwest Washington where Levy’s skeletal remains were found one year after she disappeared.
The trial is being held in the city’s criminal court. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in D.C. handles criminal cases in both the federal and city courts.
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