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I'm No Murderer, Knox Tells Court

Yes you are, says Kercher's lawyer—you did cartwheels

(Newser) - Amanda Knox today made her final, impassioned plea to the jury in the Meredith Kercher murder trial. The American defendant told the court that behind her placid demeanor, she is “not calm” but “confused, sad, frustrated,” and “afraid of having the mask of a murderer forced... 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 Acted Out of 'Hatred': Prosecutor

Closing argument speaks of 'crescendo of violence'

(Newser) - Italian prosecutors pulled out all the stops in closing arguments at the Amanda Knox murder trial, telling the court that the American exchange student killed Meredith Kercher in "an unstoppable crescendo of violence." The chief prosecutor restated his argument that Knox murdered her roommate out of spite because... More »

Amanda Knox Fled Murder Scene, Court Is Told

Convicted killer Rudy Guede says Kercher and Knox argued

(Newser) - The only person so far convicted in the murder of Meredith Kercher says he saw Amanda Knox leaving the scene of the crime. In court to appeal his 30-year sentence, Rudy Guede said he heard Knox and Kercher arguing, followed by a “very loud scream." When he went... More »

Knox Trial Is 'Poison' for All Involved

Fallout has ruined people's lives from Seattle to Perugia

(Newser) - Amanda Knox may be the one on trial for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, waiting it out in a sweltering Italian prison. But as Barbie Nadeau notes in Newsweek, Knox isn’t the only one suffering: “The Knox trial is poison,” Nadeau writes. “Nearly everyone it... 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 »

Prosecutors Unveil DNA Evidence Against Knox

American student's DNA found on weapon allegedly used to kill British student in Italy

(Newser) - Italian prosecutors began presenting forensic evidence in Amanda Knox's murder trial yesterday, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. Experts testified that the American's DNA was identified on the knife allegedly used to kill British student Meredith Kercher—who was found with her throat cut in the flat the two shared—and that... More »

Multiple People Assaulted Kercher: Expert

Convicted killer Guede appears in court, refuses to testify

(Newser) - A forensics expert testified today in the Meredith Kercher murder trial that she was assaulted by more than one person, Sky News reports. A gynecologist, meanwhile, said he’d never seen similar wounds on someone who had consented to sex. Today's court session included evidence so graphic that the judge... More »

Knox Co-Defendent: 'I Wouldn't Harm a Fly'

Accused Kercher killer gives emotional self-defense

(Newser) - Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend, accused of a role in the killing of British student Meredith Kercher, made an emotional speech in his own defense in an Italian court today, saying he “wouldn’t harm a fly,” the Guardian reports. Raffaele Sollecito, 24, called his circumstances “unreal,"... More »

Judge: Knox Let Accomplice Into Cottage

Jurist who jailed Guede outlines sexually charged 'group crime'

(Newser) - A man later sentenced in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher was let into her cottage by Amanda Knox, the American roommate now on trial in Italy, according to the judge who sentenced Rudy Guede in the “group crime.” “Guede entered the house because he was... More »

Foxy Knoxy Stars in Jailhouse Flick

Student recites Shakespeare while awaiting murder trial

(Newser) - The American student charged with the murder of her roommate in Italy is starring in a jailhouse movie. Amanda Knox, 21, begged the director of The Last City for a role in his city-funded flick about prisoner rehabilitation, the Mirror reports. The 47-minute movie, which includes scenes from Shakespearean plays,... More »

'Foxy Knoxy' Faces Old Flame

Both attend Kercher murder trial for third accused

(Newser) - Amanda Knox saw her one-time boyfriend in an Italian court today for the first time since they were arrested on suspicion of killing her British roommate, reports the Telegraph. The pair can’t write each other, but Raffaelo Sollecito sent the 21-year-old American flowers on her July birthday. They met... More »

Murder Indictment Sought Against Amanda Knox

Seattle woman accused in death of British student in Italy

(Newser) - Prosecutors are seeking murder indictments against Amanda Knox and two other suspects in the death of the British college student who was Knox's roomate in Italy, the AP reports. Prosecutors in Perugia requested that Knox, 21, of Seattle; her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito; and Ivory Coast citizen Rudy Hermann... More »

Wholesome Seattle Girl or Foxy Knoxy?

Times explores 'calculating,' 'quirky' sides of Amanda Knox

(Newser) - She claims to be “a girl of 20, who came to Perugia to learn Italian,” but on her blog, Amanda Knox—accused by Italian police of sexually abusing and murdering British student Meredith Kercher, 21—more aptly nicknamed herself "Foxy Knoxy." The Times of London reports... More »

'Group Attack' Led to Meredith Slaying: Judge

Italian court refuses to release suspects as discrepancies mount

(Newser) - An Italian judge yesterday upheld a decision to detain the three suspects in the murder of Meredith Kercher, saying that "none of them can be said to have played a passive role." The Times of London reports that the court in Perugia has seen evidence suggesting that Kercher's... More »

Amanda: 'I Didn't Kill Meredith'

US student held in murder of British roommate claims her memory of bloody night is blurred by drugs

(Newser) - A US student under suspicion in the murder of her British roommate  in Italy is claiming drugs have blurred her memory of the night Meredith Kercher was killed. In a statement obtained by CNN, Amanda Knox of Seattle insists she does know one thing: "I didn't kill Meredith."... More »

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