(WASHINGTON) – After a judge dismissed two charges in the murder trial of Chandra Levy, the prosecution abruptly rested their case in a surprise turn Wednesday, opening the courtroom for the defense to present its case.
According to U.S. Attorney General Amanda Haines, charges that the defendant, Ingmar Guandique, tried to sexually assault the former federal intern would be dropped.
The Wall Street Journal reported the charges were dropped after the prosecution decided not to call on an inmate who was set to testify that Guandique said he had sexually assaulted Levy.
Guandique, however, still faces charges of murder, kidnapping and attempted robbery in the case.
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