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Chandra Levy back in the news ... Why closed hearings?

Evidentially it's rare for a judge to mandate a closed hearing. No media will be there. Why would this be the case? Any theories?

The gist here is they think the guy convicted of killing Chandra was wrongly accused. Lack of evidence. Attention is back on Condit perhaps?

by Anonymousreply 1304/21/2013

She was killed by an illegal alien. Case closed.

by Anonymousreply 102/12/2013

Thank you, Gary Condit, posting@ R1.

by Anonymousreply 202/12/2013

r2, do your homework. The case was solved years ago. The evidence is concrete.

by Anonymousreply 302/12/2013

Then why the closed hearings, R3?

by Anonymousreply 402/12/2013

r4 Do you think it was Condit?

by Anonymousreply 502/12/2013

That must be the worst first name ever.

I imagine hearing Howard's mother screaming it from offscreen on "The Big Bang Theory": "CHAAAAAAAAANDRA!"

by Anonymousreply 602/12/2013

Condit is long gone. It was an illegal.

by Anonymousreply 702/12/2013

They brought down two skyscrapers the last time anyone got close to the truth about her. Heaven knows what this portends.

by Anonymousreply 802/12/2013

New Information Disclosed in Chandra Levy Case

The morning that slain government intern Chandra Levy disappeared, a 911 call was placed from her apartment building reporting a "blood-curdling" scream. According to a lawyer for Ingmar Guandique, the man convicted in 2010 of killing the 24-year-old Levy, that recording was never turned over to defense lawyers before trial.

The issue surrounding the 911 call was one of several new pieces of information revealed today in court after months of sealed proceedings. After Levy went missing in May 2001, news outlets reported on a 911 call made by a resident in Levy's building; Guandique's lawyers couldn’t immediately be reached after the hearing to confirm whether they were referring to that call. The U.S. attorney's office declined to comment.

After nearly two hours of non-public discussions at the bench among District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Gerald Fisher, prosecutors, and defense lawyers, Fisher for the first time identified Armando Morales, a former cellmate of Guandique, as the prosecution trial witness who had been the subject of recent sealed proceedings. Fisher said that prosecutors came to him in November about evidence that might impeach Morales, who testified at trial that Guandique told him he killed Levy.

Fisher said that Guandique's lawyers believed the impeaching evidence about Morales' testimony was "substantial" and merited a new trial. The judge said other details about Morales would remain under seal, citing ongoing security issues.

Guandique's attorney Jonathan Anderson of the Public Defender Service then brought up the 911 call, asking that the government turn over recordings of the call and the police response to the call.

It wasn't clear if there was a connection between the information about Morales' testimony and the 911 call. In redacted transcripts of a December sealed hearing made publicly available in February, one of Guandique's lawyers was quoted comparing an issue in the case to the controversy surrounding the prosecution of Ted Stevens, the late Alaska senator. In that case, a special prosecutor found that prosecutors concealed evidence. But the transcript didn't specify what Guandique's lawyers were discussing.

Lawyers from the U.S. attorney's office did not make public statements during the hearing.

Today's hearing was the latest in a series of mostly nonpublic proceedings in the case. Most filings since the fall have been made under seal. Fisher said that information not disclosed at today's hearing would remain under seal for at least another 30 days to give the government time to address "safety and other concerns." He did say that there were no allegations that the safety issues directly or indirectly involved Guandique.

Patrick Carome, a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr representing media organizations, repeatedly objected to the judge's decision to keep today's proceeding and other materials in the case under seal. Fisher denied his request to hold a hearing in which the lawyers involved could be questioned about the need for secrecy.

The next hearing is scheduled for May 21.

by Anonymousreply 904/21/2013

I never thought it was Condit to begin with. I always felt it was the Condit obsessed chief of staff who clearly was in love with him. I think he felt she was going to inevitably damage his career, and he was always very cold to her.

If anyone remembers the character in "No Way Out" who played The Secretary of Defense's(Gene Hackman)top aide, that is the sort of reationship I felt he had with Condit.

I am sad for Mrs. Levy, because she was positively undone by the murder and loss of her daughter, This seems like opening an old wound.

by Anonymousreply 1004/21/2013

There never was any solid evidence pointing to Condit.

by Anonymousreply 1104/21/2013

Condit hung around thugs. He had 1%ers as friends.

by Anonymousreply 1204/21/2013


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