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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 Is Home, Speaks

She is 'overwhelmed' upon return to Seattle after four years

(Newser) - The "welcome home" signs are out around Seattle, and Amanda Knox can now see them in person. Knox flew into Seattle's Sea-Tac Airport this evening, a day after her murder conviction was reversed in Italy, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer . "I'm really overwhelmed right now," said... More »

Knox's Mom Confident as Trial Recesses for Summer

Prosecutors try to salvage credibility of DNA evidence

(Newser) - Prosecutors at Amanda Knox's appeals trial battled it out today with independent forensic experts who say some of the key DNA evidence used to convict her of murder is bogus. Prosecutor Manuela Comodi sought to undermine the experts' conclusions and show that the forensic evidence used to convict Knox... More »

Amanda Knox's Parents Ordered to Stand Trial

Edda Mellas and Curt Knox accused of libel

(Newser) - As Amanda Knox appeals her murder conviction, her parents must now also go on trial. An Italian judge today ordered Edda Mellas and Curt Knox to stand trial for libel, after they repeated in a newspaper interview Knox's claims that she was mistreated by police during her night-long interrogation after... 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 »

Knox's Family Has Spent $1M on Defense

Father 'mortgaged everything' for Italian murder trial

(Newser) - Amanda Knox’s trial has taken more than an emotional toll on her family—it’s all but bankrupted them. “Between Amanda’s mother and myself, we have spent over a million dollars so far,” her father tells ABC News. “We have literally mortgaged everything and used... More »

Knox, Murdered Roommate 'Got Along Great': Knox Mom

(Newser) - Amanda Knox’s mother testified today that her daughter and Meredith Kercher, the British student she is accused of killing, were on good terms before the murder, the Times of London reports. Contrary to earlier testimony about tensions, the roommates “got along great,” Edda Mellas said at the... More »

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