Soon after news broke of Ingmar Guandique’s arrest warrant for the murder of Chandra Levy, two D.C. public defenders appointed to Guandique issued a statement, according to the Washington Post account:

“‘This flawed investigation, characterized by the many mistakes and missteps of the Metropolitan Police Department and every federal agency that has attempted to solve this case, will not end with the simple issuance of an arrest warrant against Mr. Guandique. The public should not draw any conclusions based on speculation by the media and incomplete information,’ wrote the defense lawyers, Santha Sonenberg and Maria Hawilo.”

So the gloves are already off.