House at Heart of Knox Trial Ransacked

Intruders leave knives, candles in home British student was murdered
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2009 1:40 PM CST
This is a Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 file photo of Amanda Knox, right, escorted by a Penitentiary guard arrives at Perugia's court, Italy.   (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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(Newser) – Intruders broke into the house in Italy where Meredith Kercher was murdered last year, the Telegraph reports. Their motivation is unclear—they ransacked the house and left candles and four kitchen knives in various rooms, but left the room where the British exchange student was murdered untouched. Police, who discovered the break-in today, had sealed the flat while Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito stand trial for Kercher's murder.