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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 »

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 »

Lawyer: Knox Is a 'She-Devil'

Kercher's family sues for millions in damages

(Newser) - An Italian lawyer today called Amanda Knox a “she-devil” for her role in falsely incriminating his client, Patrick Lumumba, in the murder of Meredith Kercher. In early statements to police, Knox said she sat terrified while Lumumba murdered her roommate. Knox appears “angelic,” Lumumba’s lawyer Carlo... More »

Knox Lied About Sex Murder Under Stress: Witness

Forty-hour interrogation disoriented suspect, neurologist testifies

(Newser) - Amanda Knox was telling the truth when she said she was lying, a neurologist testified today. Professor Carlo Caltagirone, the final witness in Knox's 8-month trial, backed up the suspect's claim that she had confessed to overhearing Meredith Kercher's murder because of stress, the Daily Mail reports. "Situations of... More »

Police Threatened Me With Jail: Knox

(Newser) - Amanda Knox returned to the stand for the second day today with a familiar theme: Italian police abused her—verbally and sometimes physically—so much that she became confused about events the night Meredith Kercher was killed. She said police threatened her with serious jail time if she didn’t... More »

Cops Beat Me, Knox Testifies

Police have denied misconduct

(Newser) - Amanda Knox, the American student accused of killing her British roommate while studying in Italy, says the police beat her during questioning, the AP reports. "Everything that I said was said in confusion and under pressure," Knox testified today. Knox also maintained that she spent the night of... More »

Yank Changes Story in UK Roomie's Death

Suspect wasn't, was, wasn't home at time of assault, murder

(Newser) - The American flatmate of a murdered UK student has reversed her story a second time, telling Italian police that she wasn't home at the time of Meredith Kercher's death, the Guardian reports. Kercher's body, meanwhile, was flown home despite a move by lawyers for the suspects—Seattle native Amanda Knox,... More »

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