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Condit's messages to Chandra Levy

By Henri Cauvin and Keith L. Alexander

For the past three weeks, a jury in D.C. Superior Court has been hearing evidence in the case against Ingmar Guandique, the man charged with killing Chandra Levy. The trial resumes Monday and closing arguments are expected on Tuesday.

But until now, the judge in the case, Gerald I. Fisher, has refused to provide access to the exhibits in the case, as lawyers for the news media contend that Fisher must. Nearly two weeks ago, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, Gannett and the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press filed a legal challenge seeking access to the exhibits. Although the judge has not yet ruled on the news media's motion, he has begun providing access to some of the exhibits.

They are now available at There are recordings of messages left by Gary Condit on Chandra Levy's answering machine in May 2001 around the time she disappeared. There is a recording of the 911 call placed by the man who found Levy's remains in 2002. And there is a recording of a call that Guandique placed from a prison to a woman who had agreed to be a pen pal but changed her mind after Guandique told her about a dead girl.

Guandique's attorneys are expected to call their final witnesses today.

Those witnesses are expected to include a former cell mate of Guandique who is expected to contradict a previous inmate who testified for the prosecution earlier that Guandique, 29, admitted killing the former federal intern.

By Henri Cauvin and Keith L. Alexander  | November 15, 2010; 9:32 AM ET
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Why would Condit believe that Chandra could have been "out of the country?"

Posted by: blasmaic | November 15, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

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