Panettiere: Knox meeting didn't work out

Panettiere: Knox meeting didn't work out

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Actress Hayden Panettiere says scheduling issues prevented her from meeting the young woman she plays in the TV movie "Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy."

New look at DNA evidence in Knox case

ROME, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Forensic experts in Italy begin re-examining disputed DNA evidence Wednesday that was used to convict American co-ed Amanda Knox of killing her roommate.

Slain student's father opposes TV film

LONDON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The father of a British student murdered in Italy is denouncing a TV movie soon to come out that depicts the brutal crime.

Amanda Knox back in Italian courtroom

PERUGIA, Italy, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- An American convicted of killing her British roommate in 2007 has returned to an Italian courtroom where she is appealing her conviction, media reports said.

Amanda Knox appeal, and film, will go on

ROME, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A TV movie on American student Amanda Knox, convicted of murder in Italy, is going forward despite outrage from her family and the victim's alike.

Convicted killer shuns fame, family says

LONDON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- American Amanda Knox, 23, convicted killer of her roommate in Italy, is shocked at her fame, her stepfather says.

MP wants Amanda Knox mug shot removed

ROME, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A member of Italy's Parliament says he wants a photo of American Amanda Knox, convicted of killing her roommate, removed from a wall in a Rome police station.

Amanda Knox takes heart from DNA ruling

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The mother of Amanda Knox, an American college student convicted of murder in Italy, says she is heartened by a new court ruling.

American wins appeal in Italian slaying

PERUGIA, Italy, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- An Italian judge has agreed to re-examine evidence in the case of an American college student sentenced to 26 years in prison for killing her roommate.

Knox wants evidence re-examined

PERUGIA, Italy, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. student Amanda Knox may learn next year if she will get a review in Italy of evidence used to convict her in the murder of a London student, lawyers say.

Knox appeals murder conviction in Italy

ROME, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The American student convicted of killing her British roommate in Italy three years ago says her conviction is a "terrible mistake."

Knox set for first appeal

ROME, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. student Amanda Knox said being jailed for murder in Italy at the age of 20 was akin to having "all the threads of my life" suddenly "stripped away."

Amanda Knox to face slander charge

PERUGIA, Italy, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- American student Amanda Knox, convicted of murdering her roommate in Italy, has been charged with slandering Italian police during her trial, authorities said.

Scholarship set in victim's name

ROME, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A scholarship has been set up in the memory of a British exchange student found murdered three years ago in central Italy, officials said.

New judge to hear Amanda Knox appeal

PERUGIA, Italy, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Italy has named a new judge to oversee the case of convicted killer Amanda Knox just weeks before the American's appeals trial is to begin, authorities 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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