Knox on Roomie's Murder: 'Yucky, Disgusting'

Says she's trying to 'get on with my life'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 14, 2009 8:28 AM CDT
Amanda Knox testifies during a hearing in the Meredith Kercher murder trial.   (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)
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(Newser) – Amanda Knox said in continuing testimony yesterday that she imagined her housemate’s murder as “shocking, yucky, disgusting,” the Times of London reports. Asked why she said Meredith Kercher must have died slowly, Knox said: “I heard that she had her throat slit, and from what I saw in CSI, these things are not quick or pleasant so I said, 'Gosh...bleargh...this brutality, this death.'”

Her language appeared to surprise the jurors. Knox said she’d been “shocked” by Kercher’s death. Asked whether she remembered Kercher in her daily life, she said she did. But “in the end I knew her for a month, and first of all I’m trying to get on with my life," she added.