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
Amanda Knox Judge: She Could Have Killed Meredith
Amanda Knox is comforted by her sister, Deanna Knox (R) during a news conference shortly after her arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport October 4, 2011, in Seattle.   (Getty Images)

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.

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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