Murder Indictment Sought Against Amanda Knox

Seattle woman accused in death of British student in Italy
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 11, 2008 10:35 AM CDT
Murder Indictment Sought Against Amanda Knox
In this 2007 file photo, Amanda Marie Knox, left, and boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito of Italy, look on outside the rented house where 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher was found dead.    (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Prosecutors are seeking murder indictments against Amanda Knox and two other suspects in the death of the British college student who was Knox's roomate in Italy, the AP reports. Prosecutors in Perugia requested that Knox, 21, of Seattle; her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito; and Ivory Coast citizen Rudy Hermann Guede be tried in connection with the death of Meredith Kercher, who was strangled and stabbed in November.

All three suspects have denied any wrongdoing. A judge will now have to decide whether to grant the prosecutor's request and order the three to stand trial. A date for the hearing has not been set. Knox and Sollecito have been jailed since November; Guede was arrested in Germany in November and extradited to Italy the following month.   (Read more Amanda Knox stories.)

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