Judge: Knox Let Accomplice Into Cottage

Jurist who jailed Guede outlines sexually charged 'group crime'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 27, 2009 10:17 AM CST
Amanda Knox looks on during the first day of trial at Perugia's court, Italy, Friday, Jan. 16, 2009. Knox, an American college student from Seattle and her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito...   (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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(Newser) – A man later sentenced in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher was let into her cottage by Amanda Knox, the American roommate now on trial in Italy, according to the judge who sentenced Rudy Guede in the “group crime.” “Guede entered the house because he was let into it by someone else, and that someone could only be Amanda Knox,” the judge wrote, according to the Times of London.

The report was part of Guede’s “fast-track” trial; in it, the judge cited an “agreed plan” that began with a sexual game, in which Kercher refused to take part, and ended in “murderous intent.” The trial of Knox, 21, and her Italian ex-boyfriend, 24-year-old Raffaele Sollecito, is expected to last at least until fall.