Knox, Murdered Roommate 'Got Along Great': Knox Mom

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2009 12:57 PM CDT
Edda Mellas, mother of US murder suspect Amanda Knox.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Amanda Knox’s mother testified today that her daughter and Meredith Kercher, the British student she is accused of killing, were on good terms before the murder, the Times of London reports. Contrary to earlier testimony about tensions, the roommates “got along great,” Edda Mellas said at the trial in Italy. “She told me about the fun things she and Meredith did.”

Mellas said the day Kercher’s body was found Knox called her. “In her first call, she said she thought somebody was in the house,” Mellas said. “She was very upset, it was disturbing.” Both Mellas and Knox’s father argued that the fact that she didn’t attempt to leave the country speaks to her innocence.