MODESTO, CA - Attorneys for the man convicted of killing Chandra Levy said Tuesday they'll ask for a new trial, claiming his conviction was predicated on a lie.
Levy was a young woman from Modesto, interning in Washington DC in 2001, when she disappeared. Her remains were eventually found in a DC park.
Much of the prosecution's case relied on a jail informant claiming Ingmar Guandeque confessed to him. Closed meetings between the judge and attorneys the past several weeks seem to indicate something wrong with that witness.
"I pointed to him and said, 'Did you kill my daughter?' Through an interpreter, he said 'no,'" said Susan Levy Tuesday in Modesto.
The mother of Chandra didn't seem upset the case could be re-opened because she was not 100 percent convinced Guandeque was the killer.
"My husband is convinced the court system has the right person. I'm 85 (percent) convinced. There's a little part of me wondering about the real truth," said Levy.
She said if there is another trial, it was unlikely she'd attend as regularly as she did the first time. She said it became very expensive spending so much time away from home.