Published: May 14, 2010 4:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) - A man charged in the killing of federal intern Chandra Levy is scheduled to appear in court. Twenty-eight-year-old Ingmar Guandique has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other counts in Levy's death.

She disappeared in 2001 and her remains were found a year later in Washington's Rock Creek Park. D.C. Superior Court Judge Gerald I. Fisher is expected to consider several motions during a Friday morning hearing. Guandique's attorneys have requested to change the venue, claiming extensive media coverage will make it difficult for him to get a fair trial in Washington. Defense attorneys have said there's no scientific evidence linking Guandique to Levy's death.