Tape Puts Amanda at Murder Scene

Italian police bug her conservation with parents in jail
By Rob Wagner,  Newser User
Posted Dec 1, 2007 2:04 PM CST
Carlo Della Vedova, lawyer of American university student Amanda Knox, arrives at court in Perugia, Italy, for a hearing Friday, Nov. 30, 2007. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – An American student suggested in a bugged jailhouse meeting with her parents that she was home when her flatmate in Italy was murdered, the Telegraph reports. The disclosure contradicts earlier claims by Amanda Knox. "From the bugged recording it is possible to understand that she was in the house," a police source says. "She denies everything, but we did submit this evidence."

The bugged conversation also reveals that Knox did not know she was a suspect when police first interviewed her, the Guardian notes. Knox burst into tears in court yesterday and pleaded her innocence, but a judge denied her request to be released under house arrest. Knox, 20, is accused with her boyfriend in the Nov. 1 murder of Meredith Kercher. Another suspect is awaiting extradition from Germany.