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Fourth suspect named in student's killing

PERGUIA, Italy, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Police allege a bloody fingerprint has linked a semi-professional basketball player to the death scene of a British student in Perugia, Italy.

Fourth suspect identified in student death

PERUGIA , Italy, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Italian police said they're seeking a fourth suspect in the death of a British university student after a bloody fingerprint was found.

Fourth person suspected in student's death

ROME, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Italian police say forensic evidence points to a fourth suspect in the death of a British exchange student killed in her home in Perugia.

Police: Student linked to crime scene

PERGULA, Italy, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Italian police say they have linked a college student from the United States to the crime scene where her British roommate was killed last weekend.

Fourth suspect named in Brit's murder

PERUGIA, Italy, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Italian police identified a fourth suspect in the death of a British student as new statements recount the horrific scene.

Italian police accuse 3 in student killing

PERUGIA , Italy, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Police in Perugia, Italy, said three suspects were arrested Tuesday in the case of an English university exchange student who was found dead Friday.

Italians examine death of British woman

PERUGIA, Italy, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Police officials in Italy are looking for clues in the killing of a British exchange student.
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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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Meredith Kercher."
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