Media wants hearing on Levy closed proceedings

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Associated Press

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 31 at 11:35 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several media organizations are asking a Washington judge to hear their request to access transcripts and documents related to recent secret proceedings in the case of the man convicted in the 2001 killing of Chandra Levy.

The group, which includes The Associated Press, filed a motion Wednesday asking Judge Gerald Fisher to hold a hearing Feb. 6 on the request.

Fisher has held two recent hearings in the case and barred the public and press from hearing the majority of both proceedings. Fisher said he sealed a portion of the first hearing because of "safety issues." The organizations also want to attend another hearing scheduled for Feb. 7 and future hearings.

A Salvadoran man, Ingmar Guandique, was convicted of killing Levy in 2010. He is serving a 60-year prison sentence.

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