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Prosecutors expected to tell judge how long they need to prepare Chandra Levy case re-trial

  • FILE - In this May 28, 2002 file photo taken at the Modesto Centre Plaza in Modesto, Calif. photos of Chandra Levy are on display as musicians, right, stand by at the memorial service for Levy. Government lawyers are expected to tell a judge how long they think they'll need to prepare for a retrial in the case of a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy. A hearing in the case of Ingmar Guandique, who was convicted in 2010 of killing Levy, is scheduled for Thursday.   (AP Photo/Debbie Noda, Pool, File)

    FILE - In this May 28, 2002 file photo taken at the Modesto Centre Plaza in Modesto, Calif. photos of Chandra Levy are on display as musicians, right, stand by at the memorial service for Levy. Government lawyers are expected to tell a judge how long they think they'll need to prepare for a retrial in the case of a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy. A hearing in the case of Ingmar Guandique, who was convicted in 2010 of killing Levy, is scheduled for Thursday. (AP Photo/Debbie Noda, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE -- In this April 22, 2009 file photo, Ingmar Guandique is escorted from the Violent Crimes Unit by police in Washington.Government lawyers are expected to tell a judge how long they think they'll need to prepare for a retrial in the case of a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy. A hearing in the case of  Guandique, who was convicted in 2010 of killing Levy, is scheduled for Thursday.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    FILE -- In this April 22, 2009 file photo, Ingmar Guandique is escorted from the Violent Crimes Unit by police in Washington.Government lawyers are expected to tell a judge how long they think they'll need to prepare for a retrial in the case of a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy. A hearing in the case of Guandique, who was convicted in 2010 of killing Levy, is scheduled for Thursday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)  (The Associated Press)

Government lawyers are expected to tell a judge how long they think they'll need to prepare for a retrial in the case of a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy.

A hearing in the case of Ingmar Guandique, who was convicted in 2010 of killing Levy, is scheduled for Thursday.

Guandique's attorneys had been pushing for a new trial because they said a key witness in the case gave false or misleading testimony. Prosecutors last month told a judge they believe the jury's verdict was correct but that they would no longer oppose the new trial request.

Levy's 2001 disappearance created a national sensation after the 24-year-old California native was romantically linked with then-U.S. Rep. Gary Condit. Condit, a California Democrat, was ultimately ruled out as a suspect.