I put my fingers in my ears so I could not hear (the screaming from the bedroomSuspects held in death of British student Nov 09, 2007
There is only one road I have chosen to get out of here, and that is the appeal my lawyers are preparingKnox: Has 'faith' in Italian judiciary Dec 09, 2009
It really appears [the judge] wants to get to the truth. And the truth is really going to set her freeKnox family sees new hope for reversal Jun 01, 2011
When I went to prison at the age of 20, I was starting to weave together the threads of my life and it's as if someone suddenly stripped away all these threadsKnox set for first appeal Nov 24, 2010
We've been asking all along that independent people take a look at the DNA, and now that's been grantedAmanda Knox takes heart from DNA ruling Dec 20, 2010
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.