Judges: Amanda Knox Delivered Killer Blow
Verdict 'lacks evidence or logic,' she says
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2014 12:02 AM CDT
Updated Apr 30, 2014 7:47 AM CDT
This photo released by police in Italy shows 22-year-old murdered British university student Meredith Kercher.    (AP Photo/Italian Police, File)

(Newser) – Amanda Knox is not only guilty of murder, she was the one out of three attackers who delivered the fatal blow to roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007, according to the Italian judges who reinstated her guilty verdict earlier this year. The judges, in a 337-page explanation of their decision, say Kercher's wounds indicate multiple attackers, but while Knox's boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and drifter Rudy Guede share responsibility for the murder, it was Knox who cut her roommate's throat after the two women had a heated argument about money, the BBC reports.

Knox rejected the judges' decision, saying it was "not supported by any credible evidence or logic," NBC reports. "In the prior proceeding in which I was found innocent, the court specifically concluded that the forensic evidence did not support my alleged participation in the crime and further found that the circumstantial evidence was both unreliable and contrary to a conclusion of guilt," said Knox, who has vowed that she won't go back to Italy willingly. Both she and Sollecito are expected to appeal the decision, while Guede is already serving a 16-year sentence for the killing.

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Apr 30, 2014 5:56 PM CDT
Could the real problem be their inability to find the REAL killer?
Oh My
Apr 30, 2014 4:58 PM CDT
The Italian judges are making allegations about Amanda Knox's role in her room mate's killing but they do not say what evidence they have to support their claims. It is also disturbing that Knox was found guilty then acquitted then is being tried again. Italian courts seem to have a strange vision of justice. The Italian courts should require more proof of guilt than that Knox is guilty because they want her to be.
Arthur Vandelay
Apr 30, 2014 3:18 PM CDT
Most people think Amanda did the murder