WASHINGTON, D.C.—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.