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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 »

Latest Amanda Knox Ruling Is Like an 'Alternate Reality'

Comedy of errors might allow court to dismiss case once and for all: Andrew Gumbel

(Newser) - Italian judges yesterday explained why they reinstated Amanda Knox's guilty verdict, and this latest document is a "new low" in what has already been a judicial farce, writes Andrew Gumbel in the Guardian . In seven years, we've had three trials, six judges, two hearings at Italy's... 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 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 »

Amanda Knox, Ex Rendezvous in NYC

Reunites with Raffaele Sollecito

(Newser) - Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito reunited in New York Tuesday, and of course the British tabloid that has the exclusive photos describes the rendezvous in sweeping terms: They engaged in a "passionate embrace" during their "secret meeting," the Mirror breathlessly reports. (So secret that photographers were able... 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 »

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 »

Italians Appeal Knox Acquittal

Prosecutors want to put Knox, Sollecito on trial a 3rd time

(Newser) - Amanda Knox moved back to Seattle after her murder conviction was overturned last October, but Italian prosecutors hope they haven't seen the last of her. They have, as expected, filed an appeal to reinstate her and Raffalle Sollecito's convictions for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher,... More »

Amanda Knox Scores Obama's Book Agent

High-powered DC lawyer Robert Barnett to broker top deal

(Newser) - Major book deals are in the works for both defendants in the sensational Meredith Kercher murder trial. Amanda Knox has hired Washington, DC-based lawyer Robert Barnett to broker possible deals, Reuters reports. Barnett has represented President Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and many other big names from the worlds... More »

Sollecito: 'It's All Over' Between Me and Knox

Plus, Knox has a new boyfriend

(Newser) - Sad news for those of you who were hoping to see wrongly accused lovers Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito reunite: In a new interview on Italian TV, Sollecito confirmed “it’s all over between us,” as tears apparently welled up, according to the Daily Mail . “I still... 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 »

CBS to Bare Amanda Knox Jail 'Sex Talks'

Knox set for reunion with Raffaele Sollecito

(Newser) - With Amanda Knox back home, the media circus is just getting started. Tomorrow, CBS's 48 Hours Mystery will reveal her "Untold Story"—including some disturbing stories from her time in jail, where she faced "cruel manipulation and sexual intimidation," the network says. A top prison... 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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Daily Mail Reports Wrong Knox Verdict

Prosecutors delighted, erroneous story claims

(Newser) - "Amanda Knox looked stunned this evening after she dramatically lost her appeal against her murder conviction," the Daily Mail reported last night—after her conviction was overturned . The article, which included phony quotes from the prosecution team, stayed up on the British paper's website for nearly half... More »

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 »

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