Amanda Knox

  • The 5 at 5: Monday
    The 5 at 5: Monday Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock… More »

  • Sollecito feels 'reborn' after murder acquittal
    Sollecito feels 'reborn' after murder acquittal Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Amanda Knox's ex-lover Raffaele Sollecito said Monday his acquittal for the grisly murder of a British student was like being "reborn", but being branded a murderer had inflicted permanent emotional damage. More »

  • Amanda Knox acquitted: Ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito hails murder conviction …
    Amanda Knox acquitted: Ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito hails murder conviction … Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Raffaele Sollecito said he would now begin to live his life again, despite deep psychological wounds, following an Italian high court decision to annul his conviction for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. The court annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox and Sollecito, for the 2007 murder of Kercher on 27 March, in a surprise verdict, and acquitted them both of the charge. "I just want to begin living again and forget everything terrible that has happened to me," Sollecito told a news conference in Rome where he was flanked by his lawyer Giulia Bongiorno and his father Francesco Sollecito. Kercher's family said Meredith, who died aged 21, risked being forgotten and their lawyer appeared surprised by the verdict to annul the convictions of Knox and Sollecito. More »

  • Immigration officer accidentally leaked world leaders’ passport numbers
    Immigration officer accidentally leaked world leaders’ passport numbers Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    An email with the details was inadvertently sent to the wrong person by an Australian immigration department worker. More »

  • Cara Delevingne: First major acting role was terrifying
    Cara Delevingne: First major acting role was terrifying Sun, Mar 29, 2015

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  • Who killed Kercher? Knox acquittal leaves murder mystery unsolved
    Who killed Kercher? Knox acquittal leaves murder mystery unsolved Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Who killed Meredith Kercher? While Amanda Knox and her ex-lover celebrate their shock acquittal, the grisly case of the British student's murder is far from solved. More »

  • Director Of New Knox Film: Trial Was 'Soap Opera'
    Director Of New Knox Film: Trial Was 'Soap Opera' Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The director of a new film based on the trial of Amanda Knox has told Sky News' Entertainment Week the case became a "soap opera". Michael Winterbottom's The Face Of An Angel is a fictional film inspired by the investigation into the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. More »

  • Amanda Knox 'Grateful' For Meredith Acquittal
    Amanda Knox 'Grateful' For Meredith Acquittal Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Amanda Knox said she was "full of joy" after she and Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. A tearful Ms Knox added she was "grateful" following the judgement by Italy's top court, which brings an eight-year legal saga to a close. Ms Knox also said she was thankful "for the justice I've received and for the support I've had from everyone - from my family, from my friends, to strangers. Asked about Ms Kercher, she replied: "Meredith was my friend. More »

  • Italy clears Knox of murder that gripped the world
    Italy clears Knox of murder that gripped the world Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Italy's top court has thrown out Amanda Knox's conviction for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, bringing a sensational end to an eight-year legal drama that has gripped a global audience. More »

  • Acquittal shock for Meredith mother
    Acquittal shock for Meredith mother Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The mother of murdered British student Meredith Kercher has said she is "surprised and very shocked" by an Italian court's decision to overturn the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. More »

  • Amanda Knox acquitted of murder by Italy's top court
    Amanda Knox acquitted of murder by Italy's top court Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    By Massimiliano Di Giorgio and Eric M. Johnson ROME/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of her British flatmate and fully acquitted her in a surprise verdict capping nearly a decade of courtroom drama. The brutal stabbing of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher, alleged sex games and multiple trials provided fodder for tabloids on both sides of the Atlantic and inspired books and films. "I'm still absorbing the present moment, which is full of joy," an emotional Knox, 27, told reporters at a news conference outside her mother's Seattle home on Friday night. "I'm grateful to have my life back." The Court of Cassation threw out the second guilty verdict against Knox and her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 31, for the murder, saying there was insufficient evidence to convict either of them. More »

  • Amanda Knox: 'Full of joy' after her acquittal in Italy Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    (Reuters) - American Amanda Knox said outside her mother's Seattle home on Friday night that she was "full of joy" following her acquittal by Italy's top court for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher. "I'm still absorbing the present moment, which is full of joy," an emotional Knox told reporters at a news conference, flanked by her family. "Meredith was my friend," she said, battling back tears. "She deserved so much in this life." (Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Ken Wills) More »

  • Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italy verdict
    Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italy verdict Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Meredith Kercher's mother said she was "surprised and very shocked" after Italy's top court cleared Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of her daughter's murder. More »

  • Timeline - Amanda Knox acquitted of murder, ending years-long saga Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and, in a surprise verdict, acquitted her of the charge. Here is a timeline of the main events in the case: Nov. 2, 2007 - Kercher's body is found with a stab wound in the throat, in the apartment she shared with American student Knox in the central Italian town of Perugia. Nov. 6 - Knox, her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, and bar owner Patrick Diya Lumumba are questioned by Italian police. Nov. 20 - Police arrest a fourth suspect, Rudy Guede, from Ivory Coast. More »

  • Timeline of Meredith Kercher murder probe and trial
    Timeline of Meredith Kercher murder probe and trial Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Italy's top court on Friday quashed the convictions of American Amanda Knox and her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. More »

  • Amanda Knox: 'tremendously relieved' after her acquittal in Italy Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    American Amanda Knox said on Friday she was "tremendously relieved" after her acquittal by Italy's top court for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher. "I am tremendously relieved and grateful for the decision of the Supreme Court of Italy," Knox, 27, said in a statement provided by her U.S.-based attorney in which she thanked her supporters. Your kindness has sustained me." Italy's Court of Cassation on Friday annulled the murder conviction and, in a surprise verdict, acquitted her of the charge. The Court of Cassation threw out the second guilty verdict against Knox and her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, for the lethal stabbing. More »

  • Meredith mother 'shocked' at ruling
    Meredith mother 'shocked' at ruling Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The mother of murdered British student Meredith Kercher said she was "surprised and very shocked" by an Italian court's decision to overturn the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. More »

  • Knox 'relieved and grateful' after Italy verdict
    Knox 'relieved and grateful' after Italy verdict Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    American Amanda Knox expressed "tremendous" relief Friday after Italy's top court cleared her of the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, drawing a line under the eight-year legal saga. More »

  • The grimmest of timelines: From texts and threats to the trapping of a brutal …
    The grimmest of timelines: From texts and threats to the trapping of a brutal … Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The trial of Graham Dwyer took place over two months – but his web of horror began back in 2008. More »

  • Italy's top judges burn night oil mulling Knox fate
    Italy's top judges burn night oil mulling Knox fate Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Judges at Italy's top court worked into the evening Friday mulling whether to uphold the murder conviction of Amanda Knox in what could be the final act of an eight-year legal drama. More »

  • Italy court prepares verdict in Knox appeal over Kercher murder
    Italy court prepares verdict in Knox appeal over Kercher murder Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    By Antonio Denti ROME (Reuters) - Italy's highest court is expected to rule on Friday on whether to uphold the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.The brutal killing and tangle of trials that followed gripped attention on both sides of the Atlantic, inspiring books and films. Kercher's family said Meredith, who died aged 21, risked being forgotten. Almost eight years after the murder, the Court of Cassation's decision could trigger a new legal battle over whether to extradite Knox, 27. Her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 31, could also face decades in jail. More »

  • Italy court ruling on Amanda Knox delayed until Friday
    Italy court ruling on Amanda Knox delayed until Friday Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    By Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - Italy's highest court delayed until Friday a ruling on whether to uphold the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. The court's decision could trigger a legal battle over Knox's extradition. The Court of Cassation began the hearing on Wednesday and had been expected to decide later in the day but closing arguments went slowly and the court adjourned to Friday morning. Knox, 27, and Raffaele Sollecito, 30, were convicted for the second time last year for the 2007 murder of 21-year-old Kercher, an exchange student from the University of Leeds who was stabbed to death in a house the women shared in Perugia, a university city in central Italy. More »