The convicted killer of Chandra Levy is set to appear at a federal court hearing amid questions about the sensational 2001 killing of the Jewish congressional intern.
Ingmar Guandique, a Salvadoran immigrant, was convicted of killing Levy in 2010. He is serving a 60-year prison sentence.
He is expected to travel from a federal prison in Alabama to attend a hearing on the case on Thursday.
A judge has been holding secret hearings on the case after an unspecified “problem” arose with a witness in the case.
Judge Gerald Fisher has scheduled a hearing Wednesday to consider whether to release documents or other information related to the unusual closed door hearings.
Fisher has held two recent hearings in the case and barred the public and press. Fisher said he sealed a portion of the first hearing because of “safety issues.” The media also want to attend another hearing scheduled for Thursday and future hearings.
Levy’s body was discovered in a Washington, D.C. park a year after her 2001 disappearance, which captivated the nation. An intern at the U.S. congress, she was revealed to have been having an affair with then-congressman Gary Condit.
Guandique was sentenced in 2011 to 60 years in prison for the murder of Levy, a 24-year-old intern whose remains were found in a Washington park in 2002 nearly a year after she disappeared the previous summer.
There was little physical evidence and Guandique was convicted largely on the testimony of a fellow inmate who testified that he confessed to the slaying.
Levy’s father reportedly said Guandique should be set free if new evidence exonerates him.
“If he’s innocent of murder, he shouldn’t be in jail for it,” Robert Levy said.