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

(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.

This  photo released by police in Italy shows 22-year-old murdered British university student Meredith Kercher.
This photo released by police in Italy shows 22-year-old murdered British university student Meredith Kercher.   (AP Photo/Italian Police, File)
Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York earlier this year.
Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York earlier this year.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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