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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'...

Court Gives Amanda Knox Another Win in Murder Case

Italy must pay her $20K for failure to provide lawyer and interpreter in 2007

(Newser) - Amanda Knox has scored another legal victory in Italy related to her 2007 arrest after the murder of her roommate. The European Human Rights Court said Thursday that Italy must pay Knox nearly $20,000 because it did not provide her with an attorney or interpreter during her questioning, reports...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Prosecutors Seek Life for Knox

Yank already sentenced to 26 years

(Newser) - Italian prosecutors have filed an appeal seeking to boost American student Amanda Knox's murder sentence to life in prison. Knox, convicted late last year of brutally killing roommate Meredith Kercher, is already serving 26 years. Her family tells ABC News they're "quite disappointed" by the action. They plan to...

Court Cuts Kercher Killer's Sentence to 16 Years

Rudy Guede was tried separately from Amanda Knox

(Newser) - The first person convicted in the murder of Meredith Kercher had his sentence cut in half to 16 years today. An appeals court in Italy upheld the conviction of Rudy Guede but cut his prison time for reasons that won't be made public for 90 days. "I am not...

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