Ex-Roomie Saw Scratch on Knox's Neck

Struggling victim may have left mark, which was not a 'hickey'
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2009 5:14 PM CST
Amanda Knox, wearing a t-shirt reading "All you need is love," is escorted by an Italian penitentiary police officer as she arrives to stand trial in Perugia, Italy, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009.   (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)
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(Newser) – Amanda Knox wore a mysterious mark on her neck only hours after her roommate’s fatal stabbing, a witness testified today at Knox's murder trial. “I noticed it because it was known that Meredith had been killed by a wound to her neck,” said former roommate Laura Mezzetti, who suggested that victim Meredith Kercher wounded Knox before being killed. The mark wasn't a hickey, which would have been "purple and more round," Mezzetti said.

Wearing a T-shirt reading “All you need is love,” Knox took the witness stand again today to deny claims of friction with her former roommates, the Telegraph reports. “I always had a good relationship with them,” said Knox, adding that the much-discussed issue of house chores has been “exaggerated.”