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Amanda Knox: Seattle Newspapers Back Their Girl

by | 19th, December 2010

AMANDA Knox, serving a 26 year jail term for the murder of Meredith Kercher, is back in the news. The defence boils down to one thing: will the Italian judge believe that Rudy Guede killed the British student Meredith Kercher alone? He’s serving 16 years jail for his part in the killing. His sentence has just been upheld. And doesn’t that imply that the judiciary believe he did not act alone?

Knox’s team want the DNA evidence used in the first trial to be examined independently. The court has agreed. The DNA evidence Knox questions concerns marks on a knife said to be the murder weapon, and the clasp of Kercher’s bra.

Her former lover Raffaele Sollecito, 25, who was given 25 years jails, also claims he is innocent.

Knox’s mother, Edda Mellas, says: “There’s hope.”

Also on Knox’s side are convicted gangster Luciano Aviello. He says his brother Antonio murdered

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