Suave Knox Blanches at Video of Roommate's Body

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2009 2:12 PM CDT
Amanda Knox.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Murder suspect Amanda Knox averted her eyes and covered her face with her hands in Italian court today as police video of her slain roommate Meredith Kercher was shown, the Times of London reports. The video detailed the bloody crime scene and Kercher’s naked, lifeless body. While the American student looked away, alleged accomplice Raffaele Sollecito watched the footage with a level gaze.

Also in court today, the debate over crime-scene contamination raged on. A police investigator said that “total elimination of contamination” was impossible, but insisted that the site was kept intact. The defense disputes this, citing the removal of certain items; at the previous hearing, lawyers for Knox also prodded a prosecution pathologist to admit Kercher could have been killed with knives other than the alleged murder weapon.