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Amanda: 'I Didn't Kill Meredith'

US student held in murder of British roommate claims her memory of bloody night is blurred by drugs
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2007 10:11 AM CST

(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." Knox told police she has only "flashes of blurred images" of what occurred.

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"I saw myself cowering in the kitchen with my hands over my ears because in my head I could hear Meredith screaming," she wrote in the police statement. Knox, her Italian boyfriend and a second man are being held in Perugia in what police believe was a drug-fueled sex assault that ended in murder. DNA tests have confirmed that the second man had sex with the victim that night. (Read more Perugia stories.)

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