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House in Amanda Knox Case Up for Sale

Property in Perugia on market for $625K

(Newser) - It has 10 rooms, a strong rental history, and a terrace that overlooks a picturesque valley in Perugia, Italy. But those aren't the reasons the real estate listing for this house is drawing so much attention, reports the Daily Beast . It happens to be the home where Meredith Kercher... More »

Amanda Knox Still 'Loves' Italy

She'll head back as tourist, and to testify at parents' slander trial

(Newser) - Amanda Knox spent fours years in an Italian prison before her murder conviction was tossed out, but now she's ready to head back to Italy. She still "loves Italy," and will likely travel there as a tourist, her attorney tells ABC News . She's also planning to... More »

Amanda Knox's Italian Lover Breaks Silence

Raffaele Sollecito says their ordeal was '4 years in a circle of hell'

(Newser) - Amanda Knox's Italian ex-boyfriend has spoken out for the first time since their murder convictions were overturned , saying "we need each other," and that they talk every day and he cannot wait to see her again, reports the Daily Mail . "We spent four years in a... More »

So You Think Knox Had a Guilty Face?

People can't read expressions after all: Ian Leslie

(Newser) - We've all wondered about those photos of Amanda Knox smirking and glancing mischievously in court—and we were all dead wrong to do so, writes Ian Leslie in the Guardian . Study after study have shown that people believe they can read each other's facial expressions while revealing little... More »

Amanda Knox Judge: She Could Have Killed Meredith

Judge who oversaw appeal says Knox 'could be responsible'

(Newser) - One of the two judges who oversaw the Amanda Knox appeal has spoken out, and his comments are hardly a resounding confirmation of her innocence. In remarks the Telegraph describes as "surprisingly frank," Claudio Pratillo Hellmann said in a TV interview yesterday that Knox and then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito... More »

In Knox Verdict, a Victory for Reality

Case 'was always too far-fetched'

(Newser) - Amanda Knox has been freed and while the case may continue to be hotly debated in the Italian press, commentators in the US and Britain are overwhelmingly of the opinion that justice has been done.
  • The Knox case, "was a textbook example of our never-ending fascination with the supposed
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Italy Court Frees Amanda Knox

Murder conviction overturned, she and Sollecito walk free

(Newser) - Amanda Knox's four-year quest to prove her innocence in the murder of Meredith Kercher has come to its dramatic conclusion, with an Italian appeals court today overturning her 26-year prison sentence. Knox appeared extremely emotional while awaiting the verdict, and broke down completely as a judge announced it, reports... More »

Knox Plans Final 'Plea for Her Life'

'It's going to be a heartfelt statement': father

(Newser) - While Amanda Knox plans a final plea for her life tomorrow, her father says he's not worried that her words may work against her in an Italian courtroom. "I really don't think so," Curt Knox said on Today (see the video in our media gallery). "... More »

Knox a 'Satanic She-Devil,' Court Told

Lawyer for man she accused testifies to her two-faced nature

(Newser) - As closing arguments continue in Amanda Knox’s murder-conviction appeal, the court heard today that the American student may look like an angel but is actually a "she-devil." Knox initially accused bar owner Patrick Lumumba of killing her roommate, Meredith Kercher, and his lawyer told the court that... More »

Convicts: Knox Wasn't at Murder Scene

Say Rudy Guede told them in prison he and a friend killed Meredith Kercher

(Newser) - A parade of convicted criminals are today trying to do what Amanda Knox's defense could not: Convince a Perugia court that the American exchange student had nothing to do with the murder of British roommate Meredith Kercher. Mario Alessi today testified that another man convicted in Kercher's murder,... More »

DNA Results May Give Hope to Amanda Knox

There's not enough DNA on alleged murder weapon to test

(Newser) - Finally, some good news for Amanda Knox? Two forensic scientists have re-examined the alleged murder weapon and found that it doesn't have enough DNA on it even to conduct another test, report the Telegraph and Daily Mail . The knife was one of the key pieces of evidence used to tie... More »

Murder Scene Yanked From Knox Movie

Controversial film still criticized, despite edits

(Newser) - The Amanda Knox movie just got a last-second edit: The scene in which a screaming, half-dressed Meredith Kercher is stabbed to death has been cut from the final version of the controversial TV movie, reports the Telegraph . The movie does, however, still feature one of Kercher's assailants watching the killing.... More »

Knox's Parents Face Years in Italian Jail

Pair accused of defamation for repeating claim cops abused daughter

(Newser) - Amanda Knox's mom takes her own turn in an Italian court today in a preliminary hearing that will determine if, along with Knox's father, she'll face years in prison for repeating their daughter's claim that she was mistreated by police. Twelve police officers—represented by the same lawyer who represented... More »

Amanda Knox Back in Court on Cop Slander Charge

'Foxy Knoxy' in court for saying police beat her

(Newser) - Amanda Knox will leave prison for the first time in 6 months today to answer slander charges stemming from her murder trial in Italy. The American—serving a 26-year sentence for killing British student Meredith Kercher—testified during her year-long murder trial that police beat her during questioning. She faces... More »

Amanda Knox Innocent, Verdict 'Absurd': Ex

Co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito also insists in his own innocence

(Newser) - The former boyfriend who was convicted of murder along with Amanda Knox says the 22-year-old American isn't capable of killing anyone. In a prison interview, Raffaele Sollecito described Knox as a "very sweet girl" and said her conviction in the murder of Meredith Kercher was "absurd and inadmissible.... More »

Amanda Knox: 'My Rights Were Respected'

In prison interview, says she still has faith in Italian justice

(Newser) - Amanda Knox says her “rights were respected” in the murder trial that ended with a 26-year sentence for her, and that she expects to be freed on appeal. “I still have faith in Italian justice,” she told a Parliamentary deputy who visited her in prison, perhaps, the... More »

Why Knox Got an Extra Year in the Clink

Slate visits some puzzlers from the Knox trial answered

(Newser) - The Amanda Knox trial has left a lot of unanswered questions, and some totally answerable ones. Slate’s Explainer feature tackles the latter:
  • Why did Knox get 26 years, while Raffaele Sollecito only got 25? Knox got an extra year for falsely accusing an innocent man (she accused the bar
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Italian Courts Face Growing Knox Backlash

Glacial pace, leaked evidence, 'anti-Americanism' draws fire

(Newser) - Amanda Knox has served just a few days as a murder convict, but she'll have another year under her belt before an appeal gets under way, and questions about the fairness of her trial continue to pour in, reports the Independent . The open flow of information between cops and journos,... More »

Knox Found Guilty of Murder

Italian jury convicts American student of killing roommate

(Newser) - Amanda Knox was found guilty today of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher and sentenced to 26 years in an Italian prison. The 22-year-old American, who cried as the verdict was read, was found guilty of 11 counts related to the crime. Co-defendant and former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito was also convicted... More »

Verdict Reached in Knox Case

American student, co-defendant will learn their fate at 6pm ET

(Newser) - An Italian court will announce the verdict in the Amanda Knox murder trial tonight at midnight in Perugia, 3pm in Knox's hometown of Seattle, numerous news outlets are reporting. Knox, 22, has been in custody for the 2-plus years since the death of her roommate, British student Meredith Kercher. Knox's... More »

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