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.