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Knox a 'Satanic She-Devil,' Court Told

Lawyer for man she accused testifies to her two-faced nature
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2011 9:43 AM CDT

(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 Knox is both a saint “and a satanic, diabolic she-devil given to borderline behavior,” Reuters reports.

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Carlo Pacelli also asked the court to judge Knox “based on her personality when the crime occurred in November 2007,” rather than being swayed by the image of a tired, gaunt woman who has spent four years in prison. When Kercher was murdered, Knox “was a concentrated mix of sex, drugs, and alcohol” who “loved strong emotions and dangerous games,” he said. (Click for Amanda Knox's current thoughts, per a letter she recently wrote.)

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