Amanda Knox

  • Amanda Knox's former boyfriend distances himself in Italian murder appe …
    Amanda Knox's former boyfriend distances himself in Italian murder appe … Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    The ex-boyfriend of Amanda Knox is distancing himself from the U.S. former exchange student, convicted of murdering her British roommate in an Italian university town, as he pursues his own appeal in the case, his U.S.-based lawyer said on Wednesday. Italian Raffaele Sollecito was convicted of murder along with Knox at a retrial last month in the 2007 stabbing death of Meredith Kercher, in a decision that reversed an earlier appeal judgment that cleared the pair. The facts and the evidence with regard to each of them is entirely different," said Kelly, who acts as Sollecito's spokesman in the United States. Kercher, 21, was found stabbed to death in her bedroom in the apartment she shared with Knox in Perugia. More »

  • Raffaele Sollecito to Amanda Knox: Why did You Shower after Meredith Kercher …
    Raffaele Sollecito to Amanda Knox: Why did You Shower after Meredith Kercher … Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    Raffaele Sollecito appears to be distancing himself from Amanda Knox, questioning her actions immediately after the death of Meredith Kercher. Last month Sollecito and Knox were re-convicted of the British student's murder in Perugia in 2007. Italy's Supreme Court quashed both their acquittals last year on the premise that the appeals process had not been handled correctly. But in a new twist, Sollecito, 29, who has always defended his ex-lover, has admitted on Italian television that he still has unanswered questions about Knox's behaviour on the morning Kercher's body was found. More »

  • Evidence ignored - Kercher killer
    Evidence ignored - Kercher killer Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    Meredith Kercher's killer Raffaele Sollecito has insisted crucial evidence was ignored as he again protested his innocence. More »

  • Meredith Kercher: Sister Talks Of 'Terror'
    Meredith Kercher: Sister Talks Of 'Terror' Mon, Feb 17, 2014

    The sister of murdered British student Meredith Kercher has spoken of the "fear and terror" she must have felt on the night she died. Stephanie Kercher made the comments in a documentary about Amanda Knox, who was reconvicted of killing the 21-year-old in the Italian town of Perugia last month following a second trial. Only one person - Rudy Hermann Guede - is currently in jail for her murder after Knox and her former boyfriend, Italian Raffaele Sollecito, successfully appealed against their original guilty verdicts. The documentary, Is Amanda Knox Guilty?, hears from lawyers and experts from both the defence and the prosecution teams. More »

  • Meredith 'must have felt terror'
    Meredith 'must have felt terror' Mon, Feb 17, 2014

    The sister of murdered student Meredith Kercher has spoken of the "fear and terror" she must have felt on the night she died. More »

  • Amanda Knox Selfie Parodied on Twitter
    Amanda Knox Selfie Parodied on Twitter Wed, Feb 12, 2014

    On Tuesday Amanda Knox posted a selfie on Twitter, declaring her innocence. In the black-and-white photo she holds a placard reading: "Siamo innocent" (We are innocent). More »

  • Amanda Knox Posts 'We are Innocent' Selfie on Twitter
    Amanda Knox Posts 'We are Innocent' Selfie on Twitter Wed, Feb 12, 2014

    Amanda Knox has posted an image on Twitter again declaring her innocence after an Italian appeals court found the Seattle-born and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito guilty of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007. Knox was originally convicted of killing Kercher in 2009 by a court in Italy. The verdict was overturned on appeal in 2011 and Knox and Sollecito were freed, after spending a total of four years behind bars. Rudi Guede was convicted of killing Kercher in a separate trial and was jailed for 16 years. More »

  • 'Smoking Hot' Amanda Knox Offered Porn Role To Cover Court Costs
    'Smoking Hot' Amanda Knox Offered Porn Role To Cover Court Costs Sun, Feb 9, 2014

    Convicted killer Amanda Knox has been offered work as a porn actress since hitting the headlines again over the murder of student Meredith Kercher. Adult entertainment firm Monarchy Distribution has contacted the 26-year-old about a "unique opportunity" to pay her $20,000 to cover her soaring legal bills. Italy's Supreme Court ordered a fresh retrial of the appeal involving Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, who were previously charged with murdering and sexually assaulting Meredith, and the pair were re-convicted last month. Shortly afterwards, Monarchy founder Michael Kulich wrote her an email, seen by Daily Dot. More »

  • Amanda Knox Admits She Struggles with Guilt for Accusing Patrick Lumumba of …
    Amanda Knox Admits She Struggles with Guilt for Accusing Patrick Lumumba of … Sat, Feb 8, 2014

    Amanda Knox has said she struggles with guilt for falsely accusing Congolese barman Patrick Lumumba of murdering British student Meredith Kercher. At the time of the initial investigation into the 2007 murder, the 26-year-old told police she had "covered her ears as he killed" the student in the bedroom of the house she shared with Kercher in Italy. More »

  • Poll Shows More Than 50% of Brits Think Amanda Knox is Guilty
    Poll Shows More Than 50% of Brits Think Amanda Knox is Guilty Thu, Feb 6, 2014

    More than half the British public think Amanda Knox killed Meredith Kercher, a poll has revealed. An Italian court reinstated guilty verdicts against Amanda Knox and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of the UK student in 2007. But although Knox continues to protest her innocence and vows to overturn the judgement, a Yougov poll shows Britons doubt her innocence. Defence attorney Alan Dershowitz told Press Association: "I don't remember any case which has been as highly publicised and where the countries have taken sides...I think it's fair to say that the vast number of Americans think she is innocent and a substantial number of Italians think she is guilty." More »

  • Sollecito Slams Kercher Killer's Release Plan
    Sollecito Slams Kercher Killer's Release Plan Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    Raffaele Sollecito has told Sky News it is "absurd" the only man currently behind bars for killing Meredith Kercher will be allowed to leave jail temporarily this year. Under Italian law, Rudy Guede, the drug dealer sentenced to 16 years in prison after his DNA was found on the British student's semi-naked body, already qualifies for day release from prison. His lawyer, Walter Biscotti, confirmed he will soon be able to work outside jail. However, Sollecito, who together with his former girlfriend Amanda Knox were acquitted of murder but had their convictions reinstated last week , said Guede should not have been allowed a fast track trial that called no witnesses and saw him given a reduced sentence. More »

  • Raffaele Sollecito Blames Amanda Knox's 'Peculiar Behaviour' for …
    Raffaele Sollecito Blames Amanda Knox's 'Peculiar Behaviour' for … Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    Convicted killer Raffaele Sollecito has claimed that he had been punished for the "peculiar behaviour" of Amanda Knox in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Sollecito, 29, an Italian, lashed out at the decision by a court in Florence to reinstate his conviction for killing Kercher and condemn him to a 26-year-jail sentence. Sollecito and Knox were dating when Kercher was stabbed at a house shared by the two women in Perugia in 2007. Sollecito insisted there was no case against him and that he was found guilty for a second time because of Knox's actions. More »

  • Amanda Knox-Inspired Film Trailer Released
    Amanda Knox-Inspired Film Trailer Released Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    A trailer has been released for the Kate Beckinsale film inspired by Amanda Knox and the Meredith Kercher murder case. The Face of an Angel, which also stars supermodel Cara Delevingne and German actor Daniel Bruhl, is an adaptation of the book Angel Face: Sex, Murder and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox by the American journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau. It is directed by Michael Winterbottom, whose sequel to The Trip with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon premiered at Sundance Film Festival last month. More »

  • Amanda Knox Judge Comments Investigated
    Amanda Knox Judge Comments Investigated Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    Police in Italy are investigating comments made by the judge who reinstated guilty verdicts on Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Italian newspapers have quoted Florence judge Alessandro Nencini as saying that Sollecito's decision not to testify weakened his defence. Sollecito's defence lawyer, Luca Maori, said the judge's comments were "serious" and could form part of an appeal to Italy's highest court on last week's verdict.  Knox's lawyer, Carlo Dalla Vedova, said in an emailed statement the interviews were "not appropriate" but the lawyer reserved comment on any action until the court's reasoning for the verdict is issued. More »

  • Italian judge who convicted Knox investigated for media comments
    Italian judge who convicted Knox investigated for media comments Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    By Naomi O'Leary ROME (Reuters) - Italy's justice minister ordered an investigation on Monday into comments to the media by the judge who reinstated murder convictions for U.S. student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito. Alessandro Nencini, who last Thursday sentenced Knox to 28 years and six months and Italian Sollecito to 25 years in jail for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, spoke to several Italian newspapers the morning after the verdict. Sollecito's lawyers said the comments showed the judge had been biased against their client and had violated the legal maxim that jury deliberations remain secret. They asked Italy's judicial governing body to consider disciplinary action and queried whether the court's decision was still valid. More »

  • Amanda Knox Wrote 8 Page Letter To Appeals Court Pleading Her Innocence
    Amanda Knox Wrote 8 Page Letter To Appeals Court Pleading Her Innocence Sun, Feb 2, 2014

    A letter written by Amanda Knox to the Appeals Court ahead of the recent retrial in the murder of Meredith Kercher has been released. 26-year-old Knox was sentenced to 28 years in prison, while Sollecito, 29, was given a 25-year sentence for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Their original sentence was overturned after an appeal in 2011, but the Italian Supreme Court demanded a retrial, led by judge Nencini. In the eight page statement, Knox makes a plea of innocence to the Italian judges who last week reinstated her conviction for murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007. More »

  • Judge who Convicted Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of Murder Says Decision …
    Judge who Convicted Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of Murder Says Decision … Sat, Feb 1, 2014

    The Italian judge who convicted Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of Meredith Kercher, said it was "emotionally very tough" to make the decision. 26-year-old Knox was sentenced to 28 years in prison, while Sollecito, 29, was given a 25-year sentence for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Their original sentence was overturned after an appeal in 2011, but the Italian Supreme Court demanded a retrial, led by judge Nencini. Alessandro Nencini, who presided over the appeal court, which convicted Knox for second time, said the responsibility to cast the verdict that would affect so many lives was overwhelming. More »

  • Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
    Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday Sat, Feb 1, 2014

    Everyone’s talking about the weather, a human skull on a Galway beach and an entire town’s sewage piped into a conservation area. More »

  • Kercher Killer Sollecito Speaks About 'Escape'
    Kercher Killer Sollecito Speaks About 'Escape' Sat, Feb 1, 2014

    Convicted killer Raffaele Sollecito has spoken in detail for the first time about why he drove to Austria the day he was sentenced for the murder of Meredith Kercher. Computer studies graduate Sollecito, 29, crossed the border with his girlfriend Greta Menegaldo while the judge and jury considered their verdict. They later returned to Italy, telling police - who tracked him down to his hotel after a tip off from the night porter - that he had gone there because he was "feeling stressed". When details emerged there was speculation that he had driven into Austria from Italy as part of an escape plan, but in an interview with La Repubblica newspaper he denied the suggestion. More »

  • Amanda Knox Judge Describes Agony Of Decision
    Amanda Knox Judge Describes Agony Of Decision Sat, Feb 1, 2014

    The judge who upheld Amanda Knox's murder conviction has spoken of his pain at making the decision. Judge Alessandro Nencini made his comments as fellow judge Claudio Pratillo Hellman, who cleared Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in 2011, criticised the verdict. Judge Nencini and his panel of six jurors took almost 12 hours to make their decision. It saw them uphold the original murder convictions against Knox, 26, and Sollecito, 29. More »

  • US Tight-Lipped Over Knox Extradition Chances
    US Tight-Lipped Over Knox Extradition Chances Sat, Feb 1, 2014

    The US will not reveal whether it has received a request to extradite Amanda Knox after her murder conviction was upheld. The 26-year-old, who lives in Seattle, faces a 28-and-a-half year jail sentence after an Italian court reinstated the guilty verdicts against her and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito . They are accused of killing 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher in 2007. The State Department's deputy press secretary Marie Harf said: "We've been following it closely as it's gone through the Italian legal system. More »

  • Amanda Knox Vows to 'Fight to the End' Against Extradition from US
    Amanda Knox Vows to 'Fight to the End' Against Extradition from US Sat, Feb 1, 2014

    Attempts to extradite Amanda Knox from Seattle are unlikely to succeed, say diplomatic sources. The 26-year-old American was found guilty of murder for a second time by an Italian court on 30 January and sentenced to 28 years in jail for the killing of British student Meredith Kercher. Knox said she will never willingly go back to Italy, and will instead become "a fugitive". She broke down in tears in a TV interview on Good Morning America, saying that she would "fight to the end" to stay in the United States and that the Italian court's decision "hit me like a train". More »