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Amanda Knox Judge: She Could Have Killed Meredith

Judge who oversaw appeal says Knox 'could be responsible'
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2011 9:54 AM CDT

(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 "maybe know" how Meredith Kercher died, and could actually be the killers.

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Hellmann, who, along with another judge, advised the case's six jurors, says that the verdict reflects "the truth that was created in the trial. But the real truth could be different. They [Knox and Sollecito] could also be responsible, but the proof isn’t there." The two former lovebirds could possibly reunite—platonically—notes MSNBC. Knox's father has invited Sollecito to Seattle for a visit, though Sollecito reportedly told Italian press, "Amanda? Maybe I'll see her again, but now I only want to be with my family." (Read more Amanda Knox stories.)

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