Italian suspect to attend verdict in coed's killing

Italian suspect to attend verdict in coed's killing

FLORENCE, Italy, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- An Italian man charged with killing a British college student will attend a fourth trial's conclusion in person, his father said.

Amanda Knox's latest trial in slaying of roommate almost over

FLORENCE, Italy, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The retrial of a U.S. college student and her Italian ex-boyfriend in the slaying of her British roommate is nearing completion in Italy, prosecutors said.

Amanda Knox confides in man released after wrongly convicted of murder

SEATTLE, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The man whose murder conviction was tossed says he has spoken with U.S. student Amanda Knox, waiting to see if she is re-convicted in the death of her roommate.
Sex-game scenario ruled out in Amanda Knox retrial

Sex-game scenario ruled out in Amanda Knox retrial

FLORENCE, Italy, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Prosecutors Monday ruled out a sex-game scenario in the death of Amanda Knox's British roommate in Knox's retrial in Florence, Italy.
Amanda Knox will become 'fugitive' if reconvicted

Amanda Knox will become 'fugitive' if reconvicted

PERUGIA, Italy, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- American student Amanda Knox says if her conviction in the killing of British student Meridith Kercher is upheld by an Italian court, she will be a fugitive.
Kercher family lawyer tells Knox to 'act like a defendant'

Kercher family lawyer tells Knox to 'act like a defendant'

FLORENCE, Italy, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The lawyer for the family of a British woman killed in Italy in 2007 said former student Amanda Knox should "act as a defendant" and quit making statements.
Cara Delevingne slams paparazzi for following her to church

Cara Delevingne slams paparazzi for following her to church

Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Cara Delevingne is used to having paparazzi following her around everywhere she goes, but the British beauty thought photographers went too far when they followed her inside a church to take pictured of her.
Veronica Linares

Knox says she's skipping new Kercher trial because she's 'afraid'

FLORENCE, Italy, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Amanda Knox, the U.S. student accused of murdering a British student while the two were in Italy, said she wasn't attending a trial because she was "afraid."

Kercher family's attorney say Knox, Sollecito were in 'murderous rage'

FLORENCE, Italy, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Drugs and alcohol lowered inhibitions for the U.S. student and her boyfriend accused of killing a British student in Italy, the victim's family's lawyer said.
Amanda Knox retrial prosecutor calls for 30-year jail sentence

Amanda Knox retrial prosecutor calls for 30-year jail sentence

Nov. 26 (UPI) -- An Italian prosecutor called for Amanda Knox to receive a 30-year sentence for the 2007 murder of British exchange student Meredith Kercher during Knox's retrial Tuesday.
Veronica Linares

Prosecutor requests 30 years for Knox in Kercher death

FLORENCE, Italy, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- American Amanda Knox should get a 30-year prison term for the 2007 death of British exchange student Meredith Kercher, an Italian prosecutor said Tuesday.

Prosecutors make closing arguments in retrial of Knox, Sollecito

FLORENCE, Italy, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Italian prosecutors Monday made closing arguments in the retrial of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 killing of British student Meredith Kercher.
Kate Beckinsale learning to drive for Amanda Knox movie role

Kate Beckinsale learning to drive for Amanda Knox movie role

(UPI) -- The controversy over her role in the Amanda Knox film didn't scare Kate Beckinsale. Learning to drive for the part, however, terrified her.
Gabrielle Levy

No victim DNA on knife believed to have killed Meredith Kercher

FLORENCE, Italy, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The retrial of Amanda Knox and former lover Raffaele Sollecito adjourned Wednesday after DNA evidence casting doubt on the prosecution case was presented.

New DNA test casts doubt on murder weapon in Kercher murder trial

FLORENCE, Italy, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- New DNA tests on a knife in the Italian murder case against U.S. student Amanda Knox have cast doubt on whether it was the murder weapon, defense lawyers say.
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Amanda Knox
Amanda Knox, left, follows her attorney Michael Nifong as they attend a news conference held at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport near Seattle, Washington on October 4, 2011. After spending four years in an Italian prison Knox arrived in the United States after departing Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport. Knox's life turned around dramatically Monday when an Italian appeals court threw out her conviction in the sexual assault and fatal stabbing of her British roommate. UPI/Jim Bryant

The murder of Meredith Kercher occurred in Perugia, Italy, on 1 November 2007. Kercher, aged 21 at the time of her death, was a British university exchange student from Coulsdon, South London. She shared an upstairs flat with three other young women. She was sexually assaulted and stabbed, and property belonging to her was stolen.

Rudy Guede, a resident of Perugia, was convicted on 28 October 2008 of the sexual assault and murder of Kercher. His fast-track conviction was upheld, and he is now serving a reduced sentence of 16 years. Raffaele Sollecito, an Italian student, and Amanda Knox, an American student and a flatmate of Kercher, were convicted of sexual assault and murder in a separate trial on 4 December 2009. They were given sentences of 25 and 26 years respectively. Knox and Sollecito have appealed. Their appeal commenced in December 2010 and is scheduled to end in late 2011.

The trials have been the subject of news reports around the world, particularly in Italy, Britain and the United States. The coverage has been criticised for being tabloid in nature rather than presenting the evidence accurately and dispassionately.

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