Another sealed hearing scheduled in Levy case

7:22 AM, Feb 14, 2013   |    comments
Photographs of Chandra Levy are displayed during a memorial for her at the Modesto Centre Plaza 28 May, 2002 in Modesto, CA. Levy, a young Washington DC intern whose remains were found in a wooded area in Washington, DC more than a year after she disappeared, was murdered, the city's medical examiner said 28 May, warning that authorities may never know how. (Photo: Debbie Noda/AFP/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorneys in the 2001 Chandra Levy murder case will be back in court for another hearing, the substance of which will be kept from the public and the news media.

Although observers will be allowed into the courtroom, Thursday's proceedings will be conducted at the bench, with a white-noise machine that prevents observers from listening to what is said.

The hearings have been held behind closed doors over the last several weeks and could signal a problem with the prosecution.

Ingmar Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, was convicted of Levy's murder in 2010 and is serving a 60-year prison sentence.

Levy was a Washington intern whose murder went unsolved for years and captivated the public because of her romantic relationship with a California congressman.

The Associated Press

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