WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawyers for a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy are making a pitch to a judge for a new trial because of what they call problems with a key witness.
Lawyers for Ingmar Guandique and federal prosecutors are scheduled to begin three days of hearings Wednesday. Guandique's lawyers are trying to make a case that he was convicted on the basis of false or misleading testimony given by a one-time cellmate.
Prosecutors are expected to argue Guandique received a fair trial.
Several law enforcement witnesses are expected to testify during the hearings. A second round of hearings with additional witnesses is scheduled for February.
A judge will decide whether to grant Guandique a new trial.