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Meredith Kercher's Killer Walks Free
Meredith Kercher's
Killer Walks Free

Meredith Kercher's Killer Walks Free

Rudy Guede, who maintains his innocence, served just 13 years

(Newser) - The only person with a lasting conviction in the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher is free. If you don't know the name Rudy Guede, blame the fiasco that was the murder conviction of Amanda Knox. Whereas Knox and former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted in Kercher'...

Cops: Death of Murdered Student's Father 'Unexplained'

John Kercher suffered fatal injuries in suspected hit-and-run in London

(Newser) - More heartbreak for the Kercher family: John Kercher, father of murdered British student Meredith Kercher, has died after a suspected hit-and-run near his London home. The 77-year-old journalist and children's book author was found on the sidewalk in Croydon, south London on Jan. 13 with injuries including a broken...

Amanda Knox Says She Will Return to Italy

She says she needs to face her fears to heal

(Newser) - Nobody could blame Amanda Knox if she decided never to return to Italy: After going to Perugia as an exchange student in 2007, her roommate was gruesomely killed and she spent the next eight years fighting murder charges. But Knox, who spent nearly four years in Italian prisons, says she...

Raffaele Sollecito's New Gig Makes a Whole Lot of Sense

Amanda Knox's ex is now a TV crime expert

(Newser) - Raffaele Sollecito spent seven years—four of them in jail—on trial for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, the roommate of his now-ex-girlfriend Amanda Knox , the Independent reports. Well, all that time getting ground up by the Italian legal system is finally paying off. According to NBC News...

Man Convicted in Amanda Knox Case Gives 1st Interview

He's '101%' sure Knox was at the scene of the murder

(Newser) - Rudy Guede , the man currently serving a 16-year sentence for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher in Italy, gave his first television interview on Thursday, NBC News reports. In the interview with an Italian news program, he asserts he's "101%" sure Amanda Knox was in the apartment...

Top Court's Amanda Knox Ruling Coming Today

But this may or may not turn out to be the final one

(Newser) - Yet another ruling in the Amanda Knox case is coming from Italy's highest court today. Knox and then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted in the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher in 2009, acquitted on appeal in 2011 (at which point Knox returned to the US), had that acquittal overturned in...

Ex: Amanda Knox's Story 'Hallucination'

Raffaele Sollecito says he was alone for part of night of murder

(Newser) - A major turnaround in the Amanda Knox case : For years, she and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito have faced authorities as a pair, and both had their more than 20-year sentences upheld by an appeals court in January. But Sollecito has increasingly been distancing himself from Knox, as part of what CNN...

Latest Amanda Knox Ruling Is Like an 'Alternate Reality'

Comedy of errors might allow court to dismiss case once and for all: Andrew Gumbel

(Newser) - Italian judges yesterday explained why they reinstated Amanda Knox's guilty verdict, and this latest document is a "new low" in what has already been a judicial farce, writes Andrew Gumbel in the Guardian . In seven years, we've had three trials, six judges, two hearings at Italy's...

Judges: Amanda Knox Delivered Killer Blow

Verdict 'lacks evidence or logic,' she says

(Newser) - Amanda Knox is not only guilty of murder, she was the one out of three attackers who delivered the fatal blow to roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007, according to the Italian judges who reinstated her guilty verdict earlier this year. The judges, in a 337-page explanation of their decision, say...

Sollecito: I Questioned Amanda Knox's Behavior

Says she acted strangely before Meredith Kercher's body was found

(Newser) - With a new appeal hearing looming in the Meredith Kercher murder case, Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito is not doing Knox any favors. In an interview on Italian TV (parts of which were broadcast on Today this week), Sollecito said he "has some questions" about Knox'...

Knox Ruling Based on 'Coincidences': Judge

Alessandro Nencini admits the reasoning will be 'controversial'

(Newser) - The reinstatement of Amanda Knox's guilty verdict was based on ... coincidences? According to Alessandro Nencini, a judge involved in the ruling, it hinged on Knox and boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito changing their plans at the last minute, the Independent reports. At 8:15pm on the night of Meredith Kercher's...

Double Jeopardy May Save Knox From Extradition

Italian cops stop co-accused near border

(Newser) - Amanda Knox has once again been found guilty of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, but will she be sent back to Italy to serve a 28-year sentence? Legal experts say any attempts to extradite the Seattle resident are unlikely to begin until the appeals process has finished, and since...

Amanda Knox Found Guilty, Won't Go Back 'Willingly'

Court in Italy upholds her conviction, but fight over extradition now looms

(Newser) - Amanda Knox has been found guilty once again in the murder of former roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy, reports ABC News . Even if she loses on appeal, it's doubtful Knox will wind up behind bars again. She chose not to return to Italy for the trial and continues...

Knox Told to Steer Clear of Grave as Retrial Begins

Kercher's family wants grave to be 'respected by all'

(Newser) - Amanda Knox's retrial began in Italy today, with Knox herself, of course , not in attendance. Raffaele Sollecito, who was also convicted of Meredith Kercher's murder in 2009 only to see the conviction overturned in 2011, is also staying away. He's in the Dominican Republic with a friend,...

Amanda Knox, Ex Rendezvous in NYC

Reunites with Raffaele Sollecito

(Newser) - Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito reunited in New York Tuesday, and of course the British tabloid that has the exclusive photos describes the rendezvous in sweeping terms: They engaged in a "passionate embrace" during their "secret meeting," the Mirror breathlessly reports. (So secret that photographers were able...

Italy's Top Court Slams Acquittal of Amanda Knox

It releases reasoning for March decision

(Newser) - Italy's highest court today spelled out why it thinks Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito should be retried for the murder of Meredith Kercher. The Court of Cessation blasted the logic behind their acquittals as "absolutely inadequate" and marred by "shortcomings, contradictions, and inconsistencies." Among the specifics,...

Italy Orders Amanda Knox Be Retried

Court overturns Knox, Sollecito murder acquittals

(Newser) - The Amanda Knox legal drama isn't over yet. Italy's highest criminal court today overturned her 2011 acquittal in the slaying of her British roommate and ordered a new trial, reports the AP . The Court of Cassation ruled that an appeals court in Florence must re-hear the case against...

Italians Appeal Knox Acquittal
 Italians Appeal Knox Acquittal 

Italians Appeal Knox Acquittal

Prosecutors want to put Knox, Sollecito on trial a 3rd time

(Newser) - Amanda Knox moved back to Seattle after her murder conviction was overturned last October, but Italian prosecutors hope they haven't seen the last of her. They have, as expected, filed an appeal to reinstate her and Raffalle Sollecito's convictions for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher,...

Amanda Knox Scores Obama's Book Agent

High-powered DC lawyer Robert Barnett to broker top deal

(Newser) - Major book deals are in the works for both defendants in the sensational Meredith Kercher murder trial. Amanda Knox has hired Washington, DC-based lawyer Robert Barnett to broker possible deals, Reuters reports. Barnett has represented President Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and many other big names from the worlds...

Sollecito: 'It's All Over' Between Me and Knox

Plus, Knox has a new boyfriend

(Newser) - Sad news for those of you who were hoping to see wrongly accused lovers Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito reunite: In a new interview on Italian TV, Sollecito confirmed “it’s all over between us,” as tears apparently welled up, according to the Daily Mail . “I still...

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