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Well-Made Amanda Knox Comes to the Obvious Conclusion

The new true-crime documentary was released Friday on Netflix

(Newser) - As befitting one of the most talked-about crimes of the past decade, the Meredith Kercher murder and ensuing Amanda Knox saga are the subject of a new true-crime documentary. Amanda Knox, released Friday on Netflix, has a 91% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes . It opens with Knox herself looking at... More »

Raffaele Sollecito's New Gig Makes a Whole Lot of Sense

Amanda Knox's ex is now a TV crime expert

(Newser) - Raffaele Sollecito spent seven years—four of them in jail—on trial for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, the roommate of his now-ex-girlfriend Amanda Knox , the Independent reports. Well, all that time getting ground up by the Italian legal system is finally paying off. According to NBC News... More »

Man Convicted in Amanda Knox Case Gives 1st Interview

He's '101%' sure Knox was at the scene of the murder

(Newser) - Rudy Guede , the man currently serving a 16-year sentence for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher in Italy, gave his first television interview on Thursday, NBC News reports. In the interview with an Italian news program, he asserts he's "101%" sure Amanda Knox was in the apartment... More »

Ex: Amanda Knox's Story 'Hallucination'

Raffaele Sollecito says he was alone for part of night of murder

(Newser) - A major turnaround in the Amanda Knox case : For years, she and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito have faced authorities as a pair, and both had their more than 20-year sentences upheld by an appeals court in January. But Sollecito has increasingly been distancing himself from Knox, as part of what CNN... More »

Knox: No Trace of 'Meredith's Broken Body on Me'

She speaks to CNN after judges release document

(Newser) - Amanda Knox took to CNN yesterday to refute the latest claims of an Italian court—which this week asserted in an explanation of her reinstated guilty verdict that she delivered the blow that killed roommate Meredith Kercher. "I did not kill my friend. I did not wield a knife.... More »

Judges: Amanda Knox Delivered Killer Blow

Verdict 'lacks evidence or logic,' she says

(Newser) - Amanda Knox is not only guilty of murder, she was the one out of three attackers who delivered the fatal blow to roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007, according to the Italian judges who reinstated her guilty verdict earlier this year. The judges, in a 337-page explanation of their decision, say... More »

Sollecito: I Questioned Amanda Knox's Behavior

Says she acted strangely before Meredith Kercher's body was found

(Newser) - With a new appeal hearing looming in the Meredith Kercher murder case, Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito is not doing Knox any favors. In an interview on Italian TV (parts of which were broadcast on Today this week), Sollecito said he "has some questions" about Knox'... More »

Knox Ruling Based on 'Coincidences': Judge

Alessandro Nencini admits the reasoning will be 'controversial'

(Newser) - The reinstatement of Amanda Knox's guilty verdict was based on ... coincidences? According to Alessandro Nencini, a judge involved in the ruling, it hinged on Knox and boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito changing their plans at the last minute, the Independent reports. At 8:15pm on the night of Meredith Kercher's... More »

Double Jeopardy May Save Knox From Extradition

Italian cops stop co-accused near border

(Newser) - Amanda Knox has once again been found guilty of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, but will she be sent back to Italy to serve a 28-year sentence? Legal experts say any attempts to extradite the Seattle resident are unlikely to begin until the appeals process has finished, and since... More »

Amanda Knox Found Guilty, Won't Go Back 'Willingly'

Court in Italy upholds her conviction, but fight over extradition now looms

(Newser) - Amanda Knox has been found guilty once again in the murder of former roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy, reports ABC News . Even if she loses on appeal, it's doubtful Knox will wind up behind bars again. She chose not to return to Italy for the trial and continues... More »

Knox: I'm Willing to Become a 'Fugitive'

'I will not willingly submit myself to injustice'

(Newser) - If convicted again of murder , Amanda Knox says she won't willingly return to Italy to face punishment; instead, she told an Italian journalist, "I will be—how do you put it?—a fugitive," the Guardian reports. The reporter, Meo Ponte, who interviewed her over Skype, has previously... More »

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 Emails Court: 'I Didn't Kill Meredith'

Says she's too afraid to attend trial in Italy

(Newser) - Amanda Knox maintained her innocence today during her murder trial in Italy, but she did so in unusual manner—via email, reports the AP . "I didn't kill. I didn't rape. I didn't rob. I didn't plot. I didn't instigate. I didn't kill Meredith,... More »

Knox Told to Steer Clear of Grave as Retrial Begins

Kercher's family wants grave to be 'respected by all'

(Newser) - Amanda Knox's retrial began in Italy today, with Knox herself, of course , not in attendance. Raffaele Sollecito, who was also convicted of Meredith Kercher's murder in 2009 only to see the conviction overturned in 2011, is also staying away. He's in the Dominican Republic with a friend,... More »

Italy's Top Court Slams Acquittal of Amanda Knox

It releases reasoning for March decision

(Newser) - Italy's highest court today spelled out why it thinks Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito should be retried for the murder of Meredith Kercher. The Court of Cessation blasted the logic behind their acquittals as "absolutely inadequate" and marred by "shortcomings, contradictions, and inconsistencies." Among the specifics,... More »

Knox's Memoir Contradicts Her Prison Diary

Diary, letters have a much calmer tone, finds the BBC

(Newser) - Amanda Knox's new book describes a traumatic , harrowing ordeal as she was imprisoned for four years for a murder she says she didn't commit—but in some cases, the memoir is at odds with earlier accounts she gave, such as letters she wrote and even her own diary,... More »

Amanda Knox: 'For All Intents, I Was a Murderer'

Freed convict opens up in interviews, new book

(Newser) - As Amanda Knox's new book hits the shelves, she's speaking to the media about the saga that saw her convicted of roommate Meredith Kercher's murder in Italy. Amid media scrutiny in the courtroom, "for all intents and purposes, I was a murderer—whether I was or... More »

Amanda Knox: I Considered Suicide

She writes about her desperation in upcoming memoir

(Newser) - Amanda Knox continues to raise her profile ahead of the April 30 release of her memoir Waiting to Be Heard. As a teaser to her interview with Diane Sawyer to air that night, ABC News reports that Knox reveals in the book that she considered suicide while in prison... More »

'Double Jeopardy' Could Block Knox Extradition

Experts say case could put US courts in uncharted territory

(Newser) - Amanda Knox won't be going back to Italy for her new murder trial , but if she is found guilty in absentia and appeals fail, she could be facing a mammoth legal battle at home in the US. If Italy seeks her extradition, American courts will have to decide whether... More »

Italy Orders Amanda Knox Be Retried

Court overturns Knox, Sollecito murder acquittals

(Newser) - The Amanda Knox legal drama isn't over yet. Italy's highest criminal court today overturned her 2011 acquittal in the slaying of her British roommate and ordered a new trial, reports the AP . The Court of Cassation ruled that an appeals court in Florence must re-hear the case against... More »

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