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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 »

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 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Amanda Knox Appeal Begins

Defense to challenge conviction 'from A to Z'

(Newser) - Round 2 begins: Amanda Knox appeared back in court in Italy yesterday to begin her appeal of a murder conviction in the slaying of Meredith Kercher, the New York Times reports. By the looks of things, attention hasn't waned: “We have to get used to the idea that this... More »

Amanda Knox Innocent, Verdict 'Absurd': Ex

Co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito also insists in his own innocence

(Newser) - The former boyfriend who was convicted of murder along with Amanda Knox says the 22-year-old American isn't capable of killing anyone. In a prison interview, Raffaele Sollecito described Knox as a "very sweet girl" and said her conviction in the murder of Meredith Kercher was "absurd and inadmissible.... More »

Amanda Knox: 'My Rights Were Respected'

In prison interview, says she still has faith in Italian justice

(Newser) - Amanda Knox says her “rights were respected” in the murder trial that ended with a 26-year sentence for her, and that she expects to be freed on appeal. “I still have faith in Italian justice,” she told a Parliamentary deputy who visited her in prison, perhaps, the... More »

Why Knox Got an Extra Year in the Clink

Slate visits some puzzlers from the Knox trial answered

(Newser) - The Amanda Knox trial has left a lot of unanswered questions, and some totally answerable ones. Slate’s Explainer feature tackles the latter:
  • Why did Knox get 26 years, while Raffaele Sollecito only got 25? Knox got an extra year for falsely accusing an innocent man (she accused the bar
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Italian Courts Face Growing Knox Backlash

Glacial pace, leaked evidence, 'anti-Americanism' draws fire

(Newser) - Amanda Knox has served just a few days as a murder convict, but she'll have another year under her belt before an appeal gets under way, and questions about the fairness of her trial continue to pour in, reports the Independent . The open flow of information between cops and journos,... More »

Knox Family Visits Tired, 'Upset' Amanda

'We told her that she's gonna get out of here'

(Newser) - Amanda Knox sought comfort from visiting family members today on her first day in prison since being convicted of murdering her British roommate. "Amanda, like the rest of us, is extremely disappointed, upset about the decision," said her mother, Edda Mellas. "We told her that she's gonna... More »

Kerchers Welcome 'A Little Bit of Justice'

But Amanda Knox conviction doesn't end family's ordeal

(Newser) - Meredith Kercher’s family expressed satisfaction with the guilty verdict last night against those accused in her murder, Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. "It brings a little bit of justice for us and for her,” said her sister, speaking at a press conference in Perugia, Italy, just hours... More »

Amanda Knox Trial: the Unanswered Questions

Verdict leaves troubling issues, from lack of motive to weak evidence

(Newser) - The verdict was swift, but the 11-month-long trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, convicted of murdering British student Meredith Kercher, failed to answer these nagging questions, the Telegraph reports:
  • What was the motive? Prosecutors said it was a four-way sex game, but the perpetrators barely knew each other. The
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Knox Found Guilty of Murder

Italian jury convicts American student of killing roommate

(Newser) - Amanda Knox was found guilty today of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher and sentenced to 26 years in an Italian prison. The 22-year-old American, who cried as the verdict was read, was found guilty of 11 counts related to the crime. Co-defendant and former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito was also convicted... More »

Verdict Reached in Knox Case

American student, co-defendant will learn their fate at 6pm ET

(Newser) - An Italian court will announce the verdict in the Amanda Knox murder trial tonight at midnight in Perugia, 3pm in Knox's hometown of Seattle, numerous news outlets are reporting. Knox, 22, has been in custody for the 2-plus years since the death of her roommate, British student Meredith Kercher. Knox's... More »

Amanda Knox Verdict May Come Today

Jurors in Italy begin deliberations in murder case

(Newser) - Jurors in the Amanda Knox trial in Italy have begun deliberations and are expected to have a verdict today or tomorrow. Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito face life sentences if convicted of murdering Meredith Kercher in 2007. Knox, a Seattle native, made an emotional appeal to jurors yesterday to not... More »

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