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  • Italian judges report that convicted Amanda Knox killed roommate with knife . . .

    04/30/2014 8:22:00 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 80 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 29, 2014 | Bill Hutchinson
    The appellate court in Florence on Tuesday issued a 337-page explanation for its January guilty verdicts against the American and her former boyfriend Rafaelle Sollecito. American beauty Amanda Knox slit her roommate’s throat with a knife in a fit of rage over being accused of stealing money, the Italian court that convicted her explained Tuesday. The former exchange student from Seattle delivered the fatal slash as cohorts restrained victim Meredith Kercher during a 2007 drug-fueled get together, the judicial panel in Florence asserted in a 337-page document. In their lengthy dissertation explaining the “motivation” behind their guilty verdict, the judges...
  • ITALY: Meredith Kercher's Killer Rudy Guede FREED on Day Release To Study History Degree

    02/11/2014 11:36:07 AM PST · by Main Street · 19 replies
    Mirror News ^ | Feb 11, 2014 | Andy Lines
    Last month American Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were re-convicted of the murder of 21-year-old Meredith who was knifed to death in October 2007 He is the only one currently behind bars for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher – but jail is turning into an education for knifeman Rudy Guede. The 27-year-old has secretly been given permission to leave his cell on the sex offenders’ wing of a top security Italian jail – so he can pursue his studies for a history degree. But the fact that he is now able to enjoy day release to...
  • Meredith Kercher killer freed from prison to study after serving just six years of his sentence

    02/11/2014 5:30:32 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 12 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 11, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The drifter convicted for the killing of Meredith Kercher ... is being allowed to leave prison to study for a degree. Rudey Guede, 27, who is serving a 16 year jail sentence for the murder and sexual assault of Meredith, spoke out as it emerged he is now eligible for day release after serving just six years of his sentence. Because of the Italian legal system Guede is entitled to early release as he has served almost half his sentence ..... Guede was initially convicted under a fast track trial in 2008 and sentenced to 30 years in jail for...
  • Knox's fury after being found GUILTY AGAIN

    02/01/2014 6:55:33 AM PST · by yldstrk · 215 replies
    Mail online ^ | 30 January 201 | Lucy Crossley and James Nye
    Amanda Knox told Italian authorities that 'they'll have to catch me and pull me back kicking and screaming' following her guilty verdict for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Her defiance raises the spectre of a long drawn-out extradition battle after the decision of judges in Florence to overrule her previous acquittal and sentence her to 28 years and six months in prison.
  • Italian Court Finds Amanda Knox and Rafael Solecitto Guilty, Again

    01/30/2014 6:50:58 PM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 1-30-2014 | Ace
    Amanda Knox is in America and she's not going back to Italy. However, Rafael Solecitto -- every bit as innocent -- is an Italian citizen, and they're determined to jail Amanda Knox, but they can't, so they'll jail the guy no one cares about, Rafael. The Italian judicial system has a quirk unlike ours. When a trial court pronounces you culpable, you're not actually convicted of the crime -- not yet. The actual conviction only occurs when a court, sitting in review, confirms the conviction. I believe I read that Italy considers this trial finding of culpability less seriously than...
  • Amanda Knox Found Guilty of Murder By Italian Court

    01/30/2014 1:13:40 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 370 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 30, 2014 | PHOEBE NATANSON | Good Morning America
    Amanda Knox was found guilty of murder today by an Italian court, the latest twist in a murder case that goes back to 2007. The verdict reached by the two judges and six jurors came after several hours of deliberations at the Florence courthouse. The judge sentenced Knox to 28 years in prison. Her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and co-defendant was sentenced to 25 years. Two Italian judges and six jurors began deliberations earlier today. If Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are found guilty, the court is also expected to pronounce a prison sentence. The prosecutor...
  • Amanda Knox has 'heart in her mouth' as pair await murder verdict

    01/30/2014 7:33:45 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 67 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 30, 2014 | Nick Squires, Florence
    Amanda Knox will have her “heart in her mouth” when a court in Italy decides whether to clear her of involvement in the murder of Meredith Kercher or uphold a guilty conviction she received five years ago. The American student is awaiting the verdict in the latest round of a complex, seven-year legal process at her home in Seattle..... Her lawyers in Florence said they are confident the American will be cleared of guilt in the murder of Miss Kercher, a Leeds University student who was studying in Perugia in Umbria when she was killed in 2007. Carlo Dalla Vedova,...
  • Amanda Knox: I will become a 'fugitive' if re-convicted for murder

    01/10/2014 9:50:27 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    Today News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Scott Stump
    "Amanda Knox has reportedly told an Italian newspaper that if she is again convicted of murder, she will become a fugitive rather than return to an Italian prison."
  • Knox’s knife DNA casts doubt on murder weapon

    11/06/2013 9:55:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 6, 2013 12:26 PM EST | Colleen Barry
    A court-appointed expert testifying in U.S. student Amanda Knox’s third murder trial in Italy said Wednesday that a new trace of DNA found on the handle of the knife alleged to have been the murder weapon belongs to Knox and not the victim. That testimony bolsters the defense, which claims the kitchen knife was not the weapon used in the bloody 2007 slaying of Knox’s British roommate, 21-year-old Meredith Kercher. …
  • Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend to find out on Monday if they will face a retrial

    03/23/2013 10:03:46 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 03/23/2013 | Steve Robson and Nick Pisa
    Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are anxiously waiting to find out if their acquittal for the murder of a British student will be overturned by Italy's highest court. Supreme Court judges will rule on Monday on whether there should be a retrial regarding the death of Meredith Kercher or if the case against them should be closed completely. In 2011 Knox and Sollecito were cleared of the 2007 murder on appeal after they had initially been found guilty and sentenced to 26 and 25 years respectively. Meredith, 21, was found semi naked and with her throat cut...
  • Top 10 Reasons Amanda Knox's Conviction Was Overturned

    10/08/2011 11:47:10 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 39 replies
    Seattly Weekly ^ | 03 October 2011 | Curtis Cartier
    There are dozens of reasons that Amanda Knox's and Raffaele Sollecito's convictions for murder were overturned in Perugia, Italy today. Here are the 10 of the most compelling. 10. No motive. Amanda Knox was a typical college student on a study-abroad trip in Italy, and was, by all accounts, having the time of her life. Convincing her boyfriend (of about a week) and a complete stranger to kill her roommate, Meredith Kercher, would have benefited Knox is no way imaginable, other than to bring her good times in Italy to a screeching halt. 9. A case built entirely on character....
  • Amanda Knox is not running for President

    10/07/2011 11:31:57 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 6, 2011 | Eric Golub
    Fresh on the heels of announcements by Chris Christie and Sarah Palin that they were not running for President, members of the media panicked while waiting for Rudy Giuliani to decide. Then it happened. Amanda Knox came to the microphone. She held a tearful press conference, where she did not announce that she was running for President. Given this late stage of the game, she would have said something if she was. She also failed to mention what she thought of Casey Anthony as a potential running mate, and if they would be willing to enjoy drug fueled sex orgies...
  • My Thoughts On Amanda Knox (Excellent Synopsis)

    10/05/2011 12:54:41 PM PDT · by mojito · 110 replies
    Power Line ^ | 10/3/2011 | John Hinderaker
    Several years ago, when Britney Spears’ meltdown was at its peak and couldn’t be avoided in the news, I did the shortest post in the history of the blogosphere. I titled it “My Thoughts On Britney Spears,” and the body of the post was blank. Surprisingly, perhaps, I do have some thoughts on today’s verdict in Perugia acquitting Amanda Knox and her “boyfriend” of less than a week, Raffaele Sollecito. The story was simply irresistible, especially to a lawyer. I started reading up on it and, as it happens, I do have a strong opinion on the case. So here...
  • Amanda Knox heads home after acquittal

    10/04/2011 4:08:03 PM PDT · by bjorn14 · 118 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4 October 2011
    American student Amanda Knox flew home free on Tuesday after spending four years in an Italian jail, leaving the family of murdered British student Meredith Kercher racked with anguish that they are no closer to the truth about her killing. Knox, cleared of the murder by an appeals court on Monday night, left Rome shortly before midday for London where she and her family were boarding a connecting flight to their home in Seattle, airport officials said. The 24-year-old broke down sobbing and nearly collapsed with emotion on Monday night after an appeals court in Perugia ruled she and her...
  • Italian uproar erupts after Amanda Knox acquittal

    10/03/2011 7:58:01 PM PDT · by Eagle911 · 191 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/03/2011 | Stephen Robert Morse
    PERUGIA, Italy — It was silent in the courtroom for a long time after Amanda Knox, the now-exonerated American woman, was led into an Italian courtroom for the last time. A presiding judge spoke. We heard not a word from the jury. And then she was declared “innocenta.” And then anger erupted in the streets outside. News crews — mostly Italians — alternated between filming and shouting “Vergogna! Vergogna!” (“Shame! Shame!”) for the first five minutes. A mass of people took up the calls of “Shame!” outside the courthouse, and in a second gathering area nearby. Italy's Corriere Della Sera...
  • AMANDA KNOX ACQUITTED, TO BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY

    10/03/2011 12:57:47 PM PDT · by montag813 · 541 replies · 1+ views
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  • Italian prosecutor doubles down, seeks life sentence for Amanda Knox in murder appeal hearing

    09/24/2011 12:53:43 PM PDT · by martosko · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/2011 | Stephen Robert Morse
    The second day of closing arguments in the appeals trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito concluded with drama: Prosecutors asked that the pair, currently sentenced to 26 and 25 years, respectively, receive life sentences for the murder and sexual assault of British foreign exchange student Meredith Kercher. They also asked the court to impose an additional sanction of six months in isolation for Amanda and two months for Raffaele. Earlier on Saturday, prosecutors reviewed the case against Amanda and Raffaele, focusing on a supposed bloody footprint they claim Sollectio made. The evidence is in doubt, however, because the footprint...
  • [Ann Coulter] AMANDA KNOX: THE NEW MUMIA! (liberals defend the guilty, again)

    09/07/2011 1:42:59 PM PDT · by RonDog · 97 replies
    www.anncoulter.com ^ | September 7, 2011 | Ann Coulter
    AMANDA KNOX: THE NEW MUMIA! September 7, 2011Despite liberals' desperate need for Europeans to like them, the American media have enraged the entire nation of Italy with their bald-faced lies about a heinous murder in Perugia committed by a fresh-faced American girl, Amanda Knox. The facts aren't elusive: In December 2009, the Italian court released a 400-plus page report detailing the mountains of evidence that led the judges and jury to conclude that Knox, along with her Italian beau, Raffaele Sollecito, and a petty thief of her acquaintance, Rudy Guede, had murdered Knox's English roommate, Meredith Kercher, on the...
  • Amanda Knox likely to be acquitted, says prosecutor

    09/07/2011 1:45:52 PM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies
    elegraph.co.uk ^ | 9-7-11 | Nick Pisa
    An Italian court has rejected a request for new testing of crucial DNA evidence in the Amanda Knox appeal, as a prosecutor predicted the American will be acquitted of the Meredith Kercher murder. Court appointed experts have criticised the way the original forensic investigation was carried out by police, raising hopes 24-year-old Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 27, will be cleared. Meredith, 21, from Coulsdon, Surrey, was in Perugia as part of her Leeds University and had only been in Italy for two months before she was brutally murdered in 2007. Knox and Sollecito were jailed in December...
  • Amanda Knox given fresh hope following key witness's confused statement

    03/26/2011 10:45:13 AM PDT · by redreno · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3:22PM GMT 26 Mar 2011 | By Nick Pisa
    Knox, 23, is serving 26 years for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, 21, who was found partially clothed and with her throat cut in her bedroom in the house they shared. Tramp Antonio Curatolo originally told the court in the first trial that he had seen Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 25, by the house the night Miss Kercher was murdered because he recalled "youngsters waiting for buses."
  • The Tragic Story of Amanda Knox

    12/13/2010 3:23:33 AM PST · by Newtiebacker · 60 replies · 1+ views
    12/12/2010 | Vanity
    I came across this story a while back and have been looking into it and became enthralled because it's such a fascinating story on many levels. I've managed to piece together much of it and here is an overview of what I've found: It started with the murder of a girl named Meredith Kercher, a British college student attending school in Perugia, Italy, on the night November First, 2007. Amanda Knox and her new Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were at his place doing the naughty sorts of things college students sometimes do, basically enjoying hash and each other. The next...
  • Amanda Knox appeal: 'This is all an enormous mistake'

    12/11/2010 3:14:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/11/2010
    Tearful Amanda Knox today insisted she was innocent of the murder of Meredith Kercher and that an "enormous mistake" was being made by keeping her in jail at the start of her appeal hearing. Knox, 23, broke down several times as she addressed the court for almost twenty minutes in an emotional and quivering voice, as she stressed she had nothing to do with Meredith's brutal murder.
  • Amanda Knox indicted on charges of slandering Italian police

    11/08/2010 8:48:31 AM PST · by speciallybland · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/08/2010 | Tom Kington
    Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of killing her British roommate Meredith Kercher, has been indicted on charges of slandering Italian police officers. Knox, 23, who was sentenced to 26 years in December for fatally stabbing Kercher in November 2007 in Perugia, claims she is innocent of murder and was slapped by officers during her interrogation. "I didn't mean to offend or slander anybody," she said in Italian in court today. "I reiterate, I was only trying to defend myself. I was exercising a right." The presiding judge, Claudia Matteini, turned down a request by Knox's lawyers that charges be...
  • Killer Reportedly Claims Knox Was Not Present at Kercher Murder

    03/07/2010 1:17:56 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 24 replies · 145+ views
    Fox News ^ | 03/07/2010 | NY Post
    In a potentially stunning turn of events in the case of American student Amanda Knox, convicted of murdering her roommate in Perugia, Italy, a man also convicted of the crime is claimed to have said Knox was not there at the time of the grisly death, Italian newspapers reported Sunday. Knox, a 22-year-old student from Seattle, and her ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 25, were convicted in December of sexually assaulting and murdering Leeds University student Meredith Kercher in November 2007. Her semi-naked body was found in her bedroom at the house she shared with Knox, her throat slit. Italian newspapers now...
  • Fantasy world fuelled by sex, drink and drugs

    12/09/2009 12:49:40 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies · 1,753+ views
    Times Online ^ | 12/7/2009 | Libby Purves
    The bravado of the ‘sexually adventurous’, such as Amanda Knox, masks the real damage caused by a life of endless flings.
  • Amanda Knox says she has no complaints about trial

    12/09/2009 11:12:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies · 1,198+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/9/2009 | Nick Squires
    Amanda Knox believes she received a fair trial for the murder of her British flat mate, Meredith Kercher, but is confident her 26-year prison sentence will be overturned on appeal. Speaking for the first time since a jury in Perugia convicted her of the sexual assault and murder, Knox said the 11-month trial was conducted "correctly". The remarks sidestepped a growing furore in the United States, where legal experts and media commentators have angrily condemned the verdict as a miscarriage of justice based on flawed evidence, anti-Americanism and character assassination. (snip) Knox has been moved from her old cell, which...
  • NYT: DUKE LACROSSE PLAYERS KILLED MEREDITH KERCHER [Ann Coulter on Amanda Knox, from 6/17/09]

    12/09/2009 11:25:40 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 36 replies · 3,549+ views
    anncoulter.com ^ | June 17, 2009 | ANN COULTER
    Whether it is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Weather Underground, Central Park rapists, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Jim Jones and the People's Temple, welfare recipients, Palestinian terrorists, murderers, abortionists, strippers or common criminals -- liberals always take the side of the enemies of civilization against civilization. In the view of The New York Times, every criminal trial is a shocking miscarriage of justice -- except the ones that actually are shocking miscarriages of justice. Thus, in last week's Times, Timothy Egan wrote about a shocking miscarriage of justice being carried out against a "high-spirited" American girl accused of murder by a crazed prosecutor in...
  • Ugly Americans: Fox News, CBS News,and Sen Cantwell

    12/09/2009 5:12:35 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 23 replies · 1,148+ views
    Tremoglie's Tea Time Blog ^ | 12-9-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The American liberal mainstream media, ordinarily lauding European culture, has been in overdrive trying to discredit the guilty verdict of Amanda Knox, a Seattle college convicted, by an Italian court, of murdering her British roommate in Perugia, Italy. They present the defense case in detail with only a cursory rendering of the prosecution's case - and then only in a negative light. However, it is not only the liberal mainstream media defending the convicted killer. Conservative media icon Fox News Channel has entered the fray. The December 7 edition of the Bill O’Reilly show featured Peter Van Sant, a CBS...
  • Anti-American bias accusations branded "ludicrous" by Meredith Kercher's father

    12/08/2009 9:22:32 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 37 replies · 1,644+ views
    mirror.co.uk News ^ | 12/8/2009 | Ryan Parry
    Accusations of anti-American bias at Meredith Kercher's murder trial have been branded "ludicrous" by her grieving father. John Kercher, 66, (above) blames confusion about the facts of the case for the wave of US support for American killer Amanda Knox. He said: "How can there be talk of anti-American bias when one of the three convicted of killing Meredith is Italian and the other is from the Ivory Coast? It's ludicrous. They have been judged on the evidence, not on where they have come from." John spoke out yesterday after American experts slammed the Italian legal system on US TV....
  • Hillary Clinton and the Ugly Americans, Part I

    12/07/2009 1:30:06 PM PST · by William Tell 2 · 4 replies · 511+ views
    Tremoglie's Tea Time Blog ^ | 12-7-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Once Praised, Liberals Turn Against European Justice Hillary Clinton says she will confer with Sen. Maria Cantwell,(D- Wash.) about the conviction of American student Amanda Knox, of Seattle, for the murder of her roommate in Perugia, Italy. Cantwell believes the Italian justice system to be substandard. Her ignorance of Italian criminal justice - and that of the American media, incapable of accurately reporting it - is most revealing....
  • Amanda Knox was given milk and biscuits by her three cellmates

    12/07/2009 12:38:49 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies · 3,039+ views
    The Times ^ | 12/7/2009 | Richard Owen
    When Amanda Knox returned to the female wing of prison at Capanne, outside Perugia, after her guilty verdict she was comforted by her three cellmates — a Roma woman, a Chinese woman and a woman from Kosovo — who gave her warm milk and biscuits. According to Luciano Ghirga, her lawyer, “they have facilities to cook together in the cell and watch TV”. She is allowed an hour of exercise outside the cell in mornings and afternoons. Her routine will not change now that she is a convicted murderer. Lawyers say that Knox has also been befriended by the warders,...
  • Amanda Knox found guilty of murdering Meredith Kercher (US college girl in Italy)

    12/05/2009 3:21:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies · 2,705+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/5/2009 | Nick Squires
    Amanda Knox has been found guilty of the murder and sexual assault of her British flat mate, Meredith Kercher, and sentenced to 26 years in prison. Her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, who had met her just a week before the killing, was sentenced to 25 years after being found guilty of the same charges. Amid dramatic scenes in a court in Perugia, Italy, Knox collapsed in tears as the judge read the verdict handed down by the jury. She left the court screaming. The jury ruled that Knox, 22, and Sollecito, 25, killed Miss Kercher, 21, of Coulsdon, Surrey, together...
  • Meredith Kercher trial: Hillary Clinton to meet senator campaigning for Amanda Knox

    12/06/2009 1:15:10 PM PST · by darkside321 · 79 replies · 2,160+ views
    Hillary Clinton has said that she will meet a US senator to discuss claims that Amanda Knox was the victim of a flawed trial and anti-Americanism. The conviction of the 22-year-old Seattle student for murdering her British flatmate Meredith Kercher has opened the floodgates to a wave of antipathy in America towards the Italian justice system. As angry Americans promised to boycott Italian holidays, wine and food, a vociferous support group calling itself Friends of Amanda Knox urged people to email Barack Obama to ask him to support her appeal. Maria Cantwell, a US Democrat senator for Washington state has...
  • Clinton Busy But Willing to Hear Concerns on Amanda Knox Verdict

    12/06/2009 10:55:45 AM PST · by Doogle · 22 replies · 1,102+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/06/09 | FOX
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday she hasn't had a chance to look into the case of the American college student in Italy who was found guilty of murdering her British roommate.
  • 'She-devil' Knox and lover guilty of Kercher murder

    12/05/2009 3:04:46 AM PST · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 1,169+ views
    BBC News ^ | December 5, 2009 | Dominic Hughes
    Amanda Knox stood in a silent court room to hear the verdict, head bowed. But as the judge read out the jury's decision she turned and buried her face in her lawyers chest and started to sob uncontrollably. She was still crying as she was led from court, facing a sentence of 26 years in prison for the murder of the woman she described as her friend - the British exchange student Meredith Kercher. Knox's former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito - also found guilty and sentenced to 25 years - was more composed.
  • Amanda Knox - guilty on all charges 24 years sentence

    12/04/2009 3:13:08 PM PST · by djf · 232 replies · 7,856+ views
    Just announced live - waiting link
  • Meredith Kercher Trial: How Angelic Student Orchestrated 'Satanic' Murder

    12/04/2009 4:07:02 PM PST · by Steelfish · 67 replies · 2,760+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | December 04th 2009
    Meredith Kercher Trial: How Angelic Student Orchestrated 'Satanic' Murder When two police officers went to the home of Meredith Kercher on November 2, 2007, they had expected a routine call to return two stolen mobile phones which had been found in a nearby garden. Instead, what they were confronted with was a scene of horror and chaos. By Gordon Rayner, Chief Reporter 04 Dec 2009 Meredith Kercher was was found dead in her bedroom on November 2007 in the cottage she shared with Amanda Knox and others on her year abroad in the Umbrian town Photo: PA Finding the front...
  • Amanda Knox Guilty of Murdering Meredith Kercher

    12/04/2009 4:00:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies · 1,145+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 04th 2009
    Amanda Knox Guilty of Murdering Meredith Kercher American student found guilty after 11-month trial in Perugia 4 December 2009 Amanda Knox is escorted by penitentiary police officers during a break in the trial at the court in Perugia. Photograph: Pier Paolo Cito/AP American student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend have been found guilty of murdering her flatmate Meredith Kercher after an 11-month trial in the Italian city of Perugia. Knox, 22, and 25-year-old Raffaele Sollecito were in the dock to hear the jurors deliver their verdict. Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison and Sollecito 25. The pair...
  • Amanda Knox tells of Meredith Kercher’s ‘yucky’ death

    06/14/2009 2:20:02 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 4 replies · 1,577+ views
    The Times ^ | June 14, 2009 | John Follainin in Perugia
    AMANDA KNOX yesterday startled the Italian court trying her for the murder of Meredith Kercher by saying the English student's death was “yucky, disgusting” and comparing it to crimes in CSI, the popular US television series. She also accused the Italian police of assaulting her during her interrogation. ...Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 25, are accused of sexually abusing and stabbing Kercher to death after she refused to take part in a perverted sex game. ...“It was a disgusting death. I imagined it was a slow death, a death that was shocking, yucky, disgusting,” Knox said, crossing her...
  • An Innocent Abroad [Amanda Knox]

    06/11/2009 9:47:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies · 1,264+ views
    NYTimes ^ | June 11, 2009
    An Innocent Abroad Daniele La Monaca/Reuters Amanda Knox, an American college student accused of murder, attended a trial session in Perugia April 18, 2009. For five months now in the Umbrian hill town of Perugia, an American exchange student called “Angel Face” by the tabloid press has been on trial for the murder of her roommate. On Friday, for the first time, that student, Amanda Knox will testify on her own behalf. The case against Knox has so many holes in it, and is so tied to the career of a powerful Italian prosecutor who is under indictment for professional...
  • Jailed Slay Suspect Amanda Knox Keeps Christmas Wish List Simple

    12/23/2008 10:44:46 AM PST · by Scythian · 41 replies · 1,026+ views
    Amanda Knox's Christmas wish list is simple: A sketch pad, some food, warm clothes — and freedom. The American student accused of killing her British roommate is preparing to spend her second Christmas in an Italian jail as she awaits trial for the 2007 killing of Meredith Kercher. The 21-year-old Knox has been detained for over a year in the picturesque medieval city of Perugia on charges of murder and sexual violence. Her trial, and that of her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, is slated to open Jan. 16, over a month later than originally planned.