Lawyers For Chandra Levy Suspect Fighting 2008 Cell Search

Crime, Law and JusticeCrimeJustice SystemChandra LevyIngmar GuandiqueHomicide

Attorneys for the man charged in D.C. intern Chandra Levy's slaying say law enforcement did not have a valid warrant when they searched the defendant's prison cell in 2008.

Ingmar Guandique's lawyers said in court documents filed Wednesday that a California judge didn't have the power to issue a search warrant to be executed in a cell on federal property for a D.C. offense.

Detectives visited Guandique in a California prison in September 2008 where he was serving time for previous convictions.

They found a photo of Levy that appeared to have been ripped from a magazine in his cell. He has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in Levy's death.

Guandique's lawyers are expected to argue in court Friday against allowing evidence obtained in that search to be used in the Levy trial.

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