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Top Court's Amanda Knox Ruling Coming Today

But this may or may not turn out to be the final one

(Newser) - Yet another ruling in the Amanda Knox case is coming from Italy's highest court today. Knox and then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted in the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher in 2009, acquitted on appeal in 2011 (at which point Knox returned to the US), had that acquittal overturned in... 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 »

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 »

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: I Can't Go Back

But she says 'everything's at stake' in retrial

(Newser) - Amanda Knox won't be returning to Italy for her retrial, she confirmed in an interview today. "It's not a possibility," she told Matt Lauer on the Today Show . "I was imprisoned as an innocent person and I just can't relive that." When Lauer... 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 »

'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 »

Kercher CSIs Joked About Taking Crack to Stay Awake

More details emerge from Amanda Knox appeal

(Newser) - During Amanda Knox’s appeal, forensic professors testified that police made more than 50 errors while examining Meredith Kercher’s murder scene, from using dirty gloves to not changing their shoe covers. They also exhibited a “jovial unprofessional manner”—namely, they joked about taking drugs to stay awake,... 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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Knox Supporters Weep, Cheer Upon Verdict

'I'm sure she's wounded,' says family friend

(Newser) - Tears flowed as people clapped and cheered at a gathering of Amanda Knox's friends and family in Seattle today, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. Gathered around a television at the Fairmount Hotel, where they had stayed overnight, the group of more than 30 was uncertain what had happened until they... More »

Tearful Knox to Court: 'I Did Not Kill, I Did Not Rape'

She addresses court in advance of verdict expected tonight

(Newser) - Amanda Knox gave an emotional appeal to an Italian court today, insisting, "I did not kill, I did not rape" Meredith Kercher. "I am paying with my life for things that I did not commit," said a shaking and tearful Knox in fluent Italian. "I am... More »

Knox Plans Final 'Plea for Her Life'

'It's going to be a heartfelt statement': father

(Newser) - While Amanda Knox plans a final plea for her life tomorrow, her father says he's not worried that her words may work against her in an Italian courtroom. "I really don't think so," Curt Knox said on Today (see the video in our media gallery). "... More »

What the Past 2 Years Have Done to Amanda Knox

She's dropped her Beatles tee for satin blouses

(Newser) - The Amanda Knox of 2011 bears little resemblance to the confident-bordering-on-cocky Amanda Knox of 2009. In a look at how the last two years have changed the American, the AP talks to her family and friends, and paints a picture of a more mature but more wary and anxious 24-year-old.... More »

Knox Is Like Jessica Rabbit: Defense

Meaning she's not actually bad, says attorney

(Newser) - Yesterday she was a " Satanic she-devil" ; today, Amanda Knox is Jessica Rabbit—according to a defense lawyer. Giulia Bongiorno told the court today that Knox isn’t the "femme fatale" prosecutors are describing, but a loving and faithful woman—like the cartoon character from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?,... More »

Knox a 'Satanic She-Devil,' Court Told

Lawyer for man she accused testifies to her two-faced nature

(Newser) - As closing arguments continue in Amanda Knox’s murder-conviction appeal, the court heard today that the American student may look like an angel but is actually a "she-devil." Knox initially accused bar owner Patrick Lumumba of killing her roommate, Meredith Kercher, and his lawyer told the court that... More »

Knox Judge Nixes New DNA Testing

That's good news for Foxy Knoxy

(Newser) - More good news for Amanda Knox: The judge in her Italian murder trial has rejected the prosecution’s request for new DNA testing, testimony from a new witness, and the introduction of newly discovered records of the original DNA testing. Knox’s defense had opposed all of the motions, CNN... More »

Forensic Expert Defends Knox DNA Analysis

DNA expert threatens to take critics to court

(Newser) - Amanda Knox's appeal of her murder conviction has just gotten harder: A forensic scientist involved in her conviction is promising to refute an independent report that declared the DNA evidence she gave was unreliable , reports the Guardian . "I am angry about the false statements in this report and... More »

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