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Amanda Knox's Italian Lover Breaks Silence

Raffaele Sollecito says their ordeal was '4 years in a circle of hell'

(Newser) - Amanda Knox's Italian ex-boyfriend has spoken out for the first time since their murder convictions were overturned , saying "we need each other," and that they talk every day and he cannot wait to see her again, reports the Daily Mail . "We spent four years in a...

CBS to Bare Amanda Knox Jail 'Sex Talks'

Knox set for reunion with Raffaele Sollecito

(Newser) - With Amanda Knox back home, the media circus is just getting started. Tomorrow, CBS's 48 Hours Mystery will reveal her "Untold Story"—including some disturbing stories from her time in jail, where she faced "cruel manipulation and sexual intimidation," the network says. A top prison...

Amanda Knox Judge: She Could Have Killed Meredith

Judge who oversaw appeal says Knox 'could be responsible'

(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...

In Knox Verdict, a Victory for Reality
 In Knox Verdict, 
 a Victory for Reality 
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In Knox Verdict, a Victory for Reality

Case 'was always too far-fetched'

(Newser) - Amanda Knox has been freed and while the case may continue to be hotly debated in the Italian press, commentators in the US and Britain are overwhelmingly of the opinion that justice has been done.
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Daily Mail Reports Wrong Knox Verdict

Prosecutors delighted, erroneous story claims

(Newser) - "Amanda Knox looked stunned this evening after she dramatically lost her appeal against her murder conviction," the Daily Mail reported last night—after her conviction was overturned . The article, which included phony quotes from the prosecution team, stayed up on the British paper's website for nearly half...

Amanda Knox Freed: American Student's Murder Conviction Overturned in Italy
 Italy Court Frees Amanda Knox 

Italy Court Frees Amanda Knox

Murder conviction overturned, she and Sollecito walk free

(Newser) - Amanda Knox's four-year quest to prove her innocence in the murder of Meredith Kercher has come to its dramatic conclusion, with an Italian appeals court today overturning her 26-year prison sentence. Knox appeared extremely emotional while awaiting the verdict, and broke down completely as a judge announced it, reports...

Tearful Knox to Court: 'I Did Not Kill, I Did Not Rape'

She addresses court in advance of verdict expected tonight

(Newser) - Amanda Knox gave an emotional appeal to an Italian court today, insisting, "I did not kill, I did not rape" Meredith Kercher. "I am paying with my life for things that I did not commit," said a shaking and tearful Knox in fluent Italian. "I am...

Knox Plans Final 'Plea for Her Life'

'It's going to be a heartfelt statement': father

(Newser) - While Amanda Knox plans a final plea for her life tomorrow, her father says he's not worried that her words may work against her in an Italian courtroom. "I really don't think so," Curt Knox said on Today (see the video in our media gallery). "...

Amanda Knox Is Like Jessica Rabbit: Defense Lawyer
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Knox Is Like Jessica Rabbit: Defense

Meaning she's not actually bad, says attorney

(Newser) - Yesterday she was a " Satanic she-devil" ; today, Amanda Knox is Jessica Rabbit—according to a defense lawyer. Giulia Bongiorno told the court today that Knox isn’t the "femme fatale" prosecutors are describing, but a loving and faithful woman—like the cartoon character from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?,...

Knox a 'Satanic She-Devil,' Court Told

Lawyer for man she accused testifies to her two-faced nature

(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...

Prosecutors Want Life Sentence for Amanda Knox

They demand stiffer sentence in closing arguments of appeal

(Newser) - Amanda Knox's murder appeal could result in one of two extremes: freedom or a longer sentence of life in prison. Prosecutors today wrapped up their closing arguments by asking the judge to extend Knox's sentence from 26 years to a life term, reports ABC News . For good measure,...

Amanda Knox Prosecutors: Don't Forget Meredith

Closing arguments under way in Italy

(Newser) - Two days of closing arguments have begun in the Amanda Knox appeal, and prosecutors urged jurors not to forget victim Meredith Kercher. One juxtaposed grisly photos from the murder scene with images of Knox and boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito huddling together the following day, reports AP . "The victim has sunk...

Knox Judge Nixes New DNA Testing

That's good news for Foxy Knoxy

(Newser) - More good news for Amanda Knox: The judge in her Italian murder trial has rejected the prosecution’s request for new DNA testing, testimony from a new witness, and the introduction of newly discovered records of the original DNA testing. Knox’s defense had opposed all of the motions, CNN...

Knox's Mom Confident as Trial Recesses for Summer

Prosecutors try to salvage credibility of DNA evidence

(Newser) - Prosecutors at Amanda Knox's appeals trial battled it out today with independent forensic experts who say some of the key DNA evidence used to convict her of murder is bogus. Prosecutor Manuela Comodi sought to undermine the experts' conclusions and show that the forensic evidence used to convict Knox...

DNA Experts: Knox Evidence 'Not Reliable'

Knox's defense gets boost from DNA report

(Newser) - Independent experts are disputing much of the forensic evidence collected against Amanda Knox, saying in a report today that some of the DNA traces used to convict Knox and Raffaele Sollecito may have been contaminated. Knox's defense had eagerly been awaiting the review's conclusions, and hope it boosts...

Amanda Knox 'Shocked' by Rudy Guede's Accusation

Fellow convict tells court Knox and her boyfriend are guilty

(Newser) - Amanda Knox was “shocked” that a fellow convict in the murder of Meredith Kercher accused her of the crime, she told the court today. Rudy Guede, a drifter from the Ivory Coast, today confirmed a letter he’d written to his lawyers last year blaming the crime on Knox...

Convicts: Knox Wasn't at Murder Scene

Say Rudy Guede told them in prison he and a friend killed Meredith Kercher

(Newser) - A parade of convicted criminals are today trying to do what Amanda Knox's defense could not: Convince a Perugia court that the American exchange student had nothing to do with the murder of British roommate Meredith Kercher. Mario Alessi today testified that another man convicted in Kercher's murder,...

DNA Results May Give Hope to Amanda Knox

There's not enough DNA on alleged murder weapon to test

(Newser) - Finally, some good news for Amanda Knox? Two forensic scientists have re-examined the alleged murder weapon and found that it doesn't have enough DNA on it even to conduct another test, report the Telegraph and Daily Mail . The knife was one of the key pieces of evidence used to tie...

DNA Experts to Begin Review of Amanda Knox Evidence

It's a 'key moment,' says her attorney

(Newser) - Independent forensic experts will have 90 days starting next month to review crucial evidence linking American student Amanda Knox to the murder of her British roommate. The experts appointed by the appeals court, Stefano Conti and Carla Vecchiotti from Rome's Sapienza University, were formally sworn in at a hearing today,...

Hope for Amanda Knox: Court Grants DNA Review

Her appeal hinges on it

(Newser) - A rare bit of legal good news for Amanda Knox: An appeals court in Italy has agreed to allow an independent review of the DNA evidence used to convict her and Raffaele Sollecito, reports the Telegraph . The review is their best of hope of having their murder convictions overturned in...

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