Levy Murder Suspect Wants Names of Jurors - NBC4 Washington

Levy Murder Suspect Wants Names of Jurors

Prosecution To Deny Request



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    An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday in the Chandra Levy murder case for Ingmar Guandique, who investigators say has been a person of interest in the case since 2002 and will be charged with first-degree murder upon his transfer from a California federal prison to the District.

    The suspect in the Chandra Levy murder case wants prosecutors to hand over the names of jurors summoned for his trial. Defense attorneys for Ingmar Guandique submitted the request Friday.

    This morning prosecutors plan to reject the request. They say that handing over potential juror names to the defense could discourage those being summoned from returning questionnaires.

    Guandique is charging that Washington D.C. juries have historically significantly underrepresented Hispanics. Guandique is an illegal immigrant from El Salvador.

    Prosecutors argue that even if the charge is true, it doesn’t mean that the court system excludes Hispanics from jury selection.

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