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Meredith Kercher Murder: Amanda Knox’s Original Email Home And A Five Page Denial

AMANDA Knox is on trial for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Knox is 26. She seems older.

Knox and her then lover Raffaele Sollecito were convicted of murdering Kercher in 2009. In 2011, they were acquitted. In March 2013, Italy’s highest court overturned both their acquittals.

In its March ruling, Italy’s supreme court definitively upheld her conviction and three-year sentence for slandering bar owner Patrick Lumumba.

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Posted: 17th, December 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment

Amanda Knox: ‘Foxy’ Cara Delevingne, unforgiving Patrick Lamumba and Cartwheels of joy

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MEREDITH Kercher is not yet at peace. The retrial of Amanda Knox in Perugia, Italy, for Kercher’s murder is underway. Knox and her then lover Raffaelle Sollecito were convicted and then acquitted. This time, however, Knox won’t be in the courtroom, opting to remain in the US.

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Posted: 10th, October 2013 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (2)

Amanda Knox and that kiss: Italians weep and wail at death while Americans do the splits and yoga


AMANDA Knox has tapped into the realisation that the media will not leave her in peace. That’s one view. Another is that she’s courting the media to make any conviction for her alleged part in the murder of Meredith Kercher less likely. What we believe boils down to whether or not we in the court of public opinion like her or not.

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Posted: 18th, May 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)

Amanda Kercher co-opts the Kercher family into plugging her book

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AMANDA Knox has been on the TV in the US. She tells ABC that she “wants to be recognised as a person”.

“I mean, it’s one thing to be called certain things in the media, it’s another to be sitting in a courtroom, fighting for your life, while people are calling you a devil. For all intents and purposes I was a murderer, whether I was or not. I had to live with the idea that that would be my life.”

She toldUSA Today, as quoted in the Times:

The ideal situation in my mind is that (the Kercher family) could show me Meredith’s grave. Because it was like, I wasn’t allowed to grieve, either, and that would mean a lot to me.”

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Posted: 30th, April 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment

Amanda Knox: Going Down The Book Route, Rather Than The Nuts Magazine One

GETTING acquitted of murdering someone must be brilliant. Firstly, it means you didn’t kill someone. Secondly, you don’t have to spend the rest of your life in prison. Thirdly, if you’re Amanda Knox, you get to become something of an overnight celebrity with loads of sympathy.

This rule doesn’t work if you’re OJ Simpson sadly.

Anyway, Knox has hired a big-time lawyer (who, if you want to know how big, has represented President Barack Obama and others) to negotiate possible book deals. Appointed is Washington, D.C.-based lawyer Robert Barnett “to represent her in discussions with various book publishers who have expressed an interest in Amanda writing a book,” Knox’s spokesman David Marriott told Reuters.

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Posted: 6th, December 2011 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)

Daily Mail Continues To Hate Amanda Knox And Bring Pain To Meredith Kercher’s Family

THE Daily Mail’s inability to let Amanda Knox get on with her life continues as it declares:

Free to party: Amanda Knox dresses as cat burglar for Halloween bash on the fourth anniversary of Meredith’s murder

The paper publishes a paparazzi photo of the innocent woman demurely dressed in black jeans, jumper and hat, with a neat moustache drawn on her unsmiling face.

The Daily Mail Reporter writes:

The last image taken of Meredith, who was sharing a flat with Knox in Perugia, Italy, was of her dressed as a vampire at a Halloween party. Knox was originally convicted of simulating a burglary in the aftermath of Meredith’s murder on November 1, 2007.

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Posted: 3rd, November 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)

Objectified Amanda Knox: Making A Killing From Meredith Kercher’s Death

AMANDA Knox is innocent. She did not murder Meredith Kercher. She did not kill her, either. So, why is the Sunday Times leading with:


They are:

Why did she change her story?
Why did she frame a friend?
So who did murder Meredith Kercher?

Only, these questions have been already answered. Knox had no lawyer at the time when she claimed that Patrick Lumumba, the owner of the Le Chic bar where she worked, had killed Kercher while she was in the kitchen blocking out the sound with her hands over her ears. The Italian Supreme Court tossed out her alleged “confession”. Knox then said she had spent the night with Sollecito at his place.

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Posted: 9th, October 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (2)

Amanda Knox First Press Conference Is An Emotional One (Video)

AMANDA Knox is back on US soil for the first time in more than four years, and moments after stepping off a plane last night in Seattle, the woman who did not kill Meredith Kercher spoke to reporters about her overturned murder conviction in Italy.

She said:

“I’m really overwhelmed right now. I was looking down from the airplane and it was like nothing was real.”

“What’s important for me to say is just thank you to everyone who’s believed in me, who’s defended me, who’s supported my family.”

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Posted: 5th, October 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)

British Press Won’t Let ‘Beaming’ Amanda Knox Go Free

AMANDA Knox is innocent. Her link to the murder of Meredith Kercher was a miscarriage of justice. But for reasons not entirely clear many British newspaper lead with her photo and name juxtaposed against images of one of the murdered woman’s family. The contrast between smiling Knox – and she must always be pictured smiling – and the sober Kerchers is stark.  The Sun and Mail describe Knox as “beaming“. You might focus on her tears. But the British press wait for her to smile. The headlines are delivered in a gossipy style with big sideways eyes and a bitter undercurrent:

The front pages:

The Times: “Kerchers face more anguish as happy Knox heads for home”

The Kerchers face more anguish because Knox has gone home? Justice pains them? The Kerchers have been dignified and just. In the media glare and the emotional maelstrom of his daughter’s murder, Lyle Kercher says:

“While we accept the decision that was handed down yesterday and respect the court and the Italian justice system, we do find that we are now left obviously looking at this again and thinking how a decision that was so certain two years ago has been so emphatically over turned now.”

The Times’s headline does them a disservice.

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Posted: 5th, October 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (11)

Daily Mail Writer Nick Pisa Explains Amanda Knox’s Guilt

IN reaction to the Daily Mail’s now famous flight of fancy in its report on the ‘guilty verdict and failed appeal [sic] against innocent Amanda Knox , our pal Tim Ireland writes to Mail clairvoyant Nick Pisa, aka Nick Pisa Pie. Pisa has also worked on the Meredith Kercher case for the Daily Mirror.

He offered in 2009:

With her wide smile and calm demeanour party girl Amanda Knox looks as if she is off to have fun yesterday – not facing trial for murder.

With a touch of make-up and dressed in a hooded grey sweatshirt and jeans, the woman dubbed Foxy Knoxy beamed as she was led into court, smirked while holding a book on the Italian penal code and joked with her interpreter.

You can read about that Knox smile here.

You can read about Pisa’ latest reporting masterclass here:

from Tim Ireland

to nickpisa[AT]
date Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 8:56 AM
subject Your talent for invention

Dear Nick,

Do you have any response to the evidence that you and relevant Daily Mail staff were prepared to go to print with [an] entirely invented accounts of events, reactions and statements that you could not possibly have witnessed?

This is what I have prepared in advance;

“Oh, do calm down; EVERYBODY does it,” said a clearly emotional Pisa before calling his critics names and running away.

If you would prefer me to report something you actually said, rather than what I expected you to say, then please do get in touch.


Tim Ireland

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Posted: 4th, October 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (2)

Amanda Knox’s Changing Looks In Photos: Damned By A Sinister Smile And Sex Appeal

SMILING Amanda Knox did not kill Meredith Kercher. But she did smile. If you want to look sinister, you tilt your head to one side and look up. Knox, a proven liar, was often pictured in such a pose. As she turned to look at lawyers and friends and family, her head tilted and she smiled. In the court of public opinion, a look counts. Much talk has focused of Foxy Knoxy being attractive. And that much is true: a black and less photogenic, Knox would not have been such a big news story. On Channel Five this morning, former Sun and Daily Mirror journalist Matthew Wright is leading a TV debate on whether your would have sex with Amanda Knox. The message: “Foxy Knoxy: Would Ya?” Meredith Kercher was strangled, sexually assaulted and her throat was cut. But never mind that – cop a load of Knoxy.

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Posted: 4th, October 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (11)

Innocent Amanda Knox’s Statement In Full: The Second Verdict On Meredith Kercher’s Murder (Photos)

DID Amanda Knox kill Merdith Kercher? Yes? No! Her 11-month appeal against her 26-year-sentenced for murder is at its end. She is innocent. She has been found not guilty. Forget the DNA. The ruling is that she and her lover did not kill Meredith Kercher. She’s been cleared. America wins! Italy loses then wins! Now…. show her the money! She’s served four years in jail.

Amanda Knox’s makes a statement to the court in Perugia. She speaks to the six jurors in Italian.

“Members of the court. Many times people have said I am the person (who killed) but people don’t understand whom I am. The accusation are completely unjust.I am the same person I was four years ago. The only thing different is what I have suffered. I lost a friend, a girlfriend, in the most brutal way in the most unexplained manner possible. My trust in the police authorities was betrayed, I have had to dealt with unfair and unfounded charges. I have paid with my life for things that I did not commit. Four years ago I did not know what tragedy was. I have never faced so much anger before.How did we react when we found out Meredith had been killed? I did not believe it. How was it possible? Her bedroom was next to mine. She was killed in our home. If I had been there that night I would have died. The only difference is, I was not there…”


“I trusted the police’s sense of duty and trust. I trusted them completely. I was betrayed on the night of November 5. I was manipulated. I am not who I say I am. I did not do the things attributed to me. I am not violent. I don’t have a lack of respect for life. And I did not kill. I did not rape. I did not steal. I wasn’t there at the crime scene at the time…”


“I am not who they say I am – the perversion, the violence, the lack of respect for life. I did not do the things they said I did. I did not kill, I did not sexually assault, I did not steal…


Meredith was killed and I have always wanted justice for her…. I insist on the truth. I insist after four desperate years on our innocence … I want to go back home. I want to go back to my life. I don’t want to be punished. I don’t want my life and my future taken away for something I didn’t do, because I am innocent and Raffaele is innocent, too…”


“I had good relationships with everyone who lived in my flat. We all had good relationships. We helped each other. I shared my life, particularly with Meredith. We were friends. She was worried about me. She was very kind to me. I have never run away from the truth. I insist after four desperate years, that our innocence is true and needs to be recognised. I want to go back home. I want to go back to my life. I do not want to be punished. I don’t want my life and my future taken away from me for something that I didn’t do. I am innocent. We do not deserve this. We never did anything to deserve this. I have the upmost respect to this court and the care that it has shown. Thank you.”

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Posted: 3rd, October 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (101)

Amanda Knox: The Bald Blonde’s Truth With Diya ‘Patrick’ Lumumba, Sex And Lies

AMANDA Knox, one of Meredith Kercher’s killers, is on the cover of the UK papers. The British student was killed in Perugia on Nov 1, 2007. In 2008, Rudy Guede, 20, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison, reduced to 16 years on appeal 
Amanda Knox and Knox and Raffaele Sollecito trial begins. Found guilty of murder and sexual violence, they are jailed for 26 and 25 years respectively

The Daily Mail’s front page says:

“Why she-devil Foxy mustn’t be freed”

Her nickname – a play on her blondeness – makes the story fly.

A writer on a site called Digital Journal says:

Knox is said to be a shadow of her former self, and losing her hair in prison. If justice is done next week, the next time she is seen in public, she’ll be bald.

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Posted: 27th, September 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (21)

Amanda Knox Film Reduces Meredith Kercher To An Extra At Her Own Funeral

AMANDA Knox is not only a murderess appealing against her conviction for her part in the brutal killing for Meredith Kercher, she is a muse, inspiring a TV film called the The Amanda Knox Story. It’s a title that reduces Kercher to an extra in the made-for-TV film of her death.

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Posted: 6th, December 2010 | In: Film | Comments (4)

Amanda Knox: Meredith Kercher Forgotten And Foxy Knoxy Drives The Media Wild

AMANDA Knox is back in the news. She’s in a Perugia court to appeal her 2009 conviction for the sexual assault and murder of British student Meredith Kercher. The victim’s body was found on November 2, 2007 in her bedroom at a residence place she shared with Amanda Knox in Perugia. Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison. She has always maintained her innocence. And she is an American. And that makes it a big deal.

The papers round-up:

That Was Then

Also on trial is Raffaele Sollecito, an Italian who was Knox’s boyfriend at the time of the murder and has been convicted of the same charges and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

In the first trial, Knox mostly appeared confident and collected. She would nod and smile to the court upon entering the room and talk to her lawyers during breaks. On a Valentine’s Day hearing, she sported a bright T-shirt with “All You Need Is Love” scrawled in large pink letters. Now, her lawyers describe her as worn out. Business Week

The Media Trial

After more than three years in prison, Knox, 23, looked wan and tense as guards ushered her in. Her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 26, was impassive, staring directly at the cameras as he was led into the room.

“We have to get used to the idea that this is going to be a media trial,” Judge Claudio Pratillo Hellmann told the jury of five women and one man. Star Tribune


In the past year, half a dozen books in English have been published on the case (as well as several in Italian), and two films — one for television — are in production. NYTimes

And The Book

There have also been a handful of books written in Italian, the most recent by an Italian MP who visited Knox in jail on several occasions. In “Take Me With You: Talks with Amanda Knox in Prison”, Rocco Girlanda, 44, wrote that Knox’s face was “beautiful like a porcelain doll” and that he pictured her in his dreams.

Tasteful stuff.

The Case

Yet there is no forensic evidence directly linking Knox to the crime scene. Traces of Sollecito’s DNA was found on Kercher’s bra clip. But it was not found by police until long after the killing, and the defence claims it was contaminated.

A pre-appeal submission accuses the trial judges of “serious non-compliance and misapplication of assessment criteria” when dealing with the scientific evidence. The defence will argue, for example, that a knife from Sollecito’s kitchen, which the prosecution identified as the murder weapon, is too long to have produced the wounds from which Kercher died. – Guardian

A Three-Pronged Defence

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Posted: 25th, November 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment

Amanda Knox: Slander Trial Shames Italian Police

AMANDA Knox, the photogenic, blonde, American made-for-TV starlet who murdered Meredith Kercher with two male accomplices, is to stand trial for slander.

Knox says Italian police beat her during questioning. The Italian police have been the target of Knox’s supporters, who see the foreigners as the the enemy of justice.

Knox is serving 26 years for sexual assault and murder. Her former lover Raffaele Solecito is in jail for 25 years. Hermann Guede, from the Ivory Coast, is serving 16 years.

At the trial Knox testified on her police interrogation:

“One shouted, ‘You don’t remember?” then a policewoman behind me hit me across the back of the head. I turned towards her and she did it again. They were only decent with me when I made my statement. They wanted a name, but I couldn’t give them one.”

Says Knox:

“I didn’t mean to offend or slander anybody. I reiterate, I was only trying to defend myself. I was exercising a right.”

It’s all a bit odd, isn’t it? Isn’t lying what guilty people do when they want to protest their innocence. Knox says she was hit by police. Are the Italian police so thin-skinned that take offence at this? Well, yes. They got a result. The killer was charged and convicted. Move on.

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Posted: 9th, November 2010 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (3)

The Amanda Knox Story: Hayden Panettiere And Colin Firth Debate The Entertaining Murder

HAYDEN Panettiere is to portray Meredith Kercher’s murderer Amanda Knox in a chocolate box film TV called The Amanda Knox Story. In what still passes for reality, Raffaele Sollecito, Rudy Guede and Knox sexually assaulted Kercher and slashed the British girl’s throat with a knife in Perugia. That was way, way, way back in 2007.

Amanda Knox: ‘Shit Happens’ When A Stranger Strikes

Knox got 26 years jail – Sollecito was sentenced to 25 years while Guede got 30 years. Guede, who is black and from the Ivory Coast has not been heard of. But Knox, who is blonde and American, is a cause celebre for anyone wanting to bash the Italians and tap into a bit of sexy-drug-fulled scandal.

So. Can a young, fit, sexually active American be a murderer in a picturesque setting with coffee shops and an aqueduct? Well, yes.

Meredith Kercher Murder: Amanda Knox Says It’s Not ‘Fair’

Can a TV company make some cash and fiction from a girl’s brutal murder? Can it open up the story to a  debate? Yes. It’s already begun. Get a load of this from the Telegraph:

Colin Firth is to play a journalist investigating the mystery surrounding the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

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Posted: 10th, October 2010 | In: Film | Comments (2)

Meredith Kercher’s Killer Amanda Knox Innocent Says Reliable Mafia Grass

MEREDITH Kercher was not killed by the American Amanda, aka “Foxy Knoxy”. Knox did not join her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede in murdering Meredith Kercher. Blonde American Amanda Knox was jailed for 26 years. White Italian Sollecito got 25 years. The black guy from the Ivory Coast got 30 years.

Amanda Knox: ‘Shit Happens’ When A Stranger Strikes

We know Knox did not kill Kercher because Luciano Aviello says his younger brother Antonio did it. Luciano says his bother gave him a bloodied flick knife and jacket. He asked Luciano to hide it. He also gave him a set of keys.

Meredith Kercher Murder: Amanda Knox Says It’s Not ‘Fair’

Aviello says:

“He said he had broken into a house and killed a girl.”

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Posted: 10th, June 2010 | In: Reviews | Comments (4)

Meredith Kercher Murder: Amanda Knox Says It’s Not ‘Fair’

MEREDITH Kercher’s murderers are behind bars. But the case goes on. Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox says they are innocent. US senator Maria Cantwell says Knox is innocent. Picures of her as a chuld and young gilsl are released (publisher hereunder). How can she be guilty? Look. Look. Look.

Knox is speaking to the press from her jail cell at the Capanne prison on the outskirts of Perugia. She shares a cell with a 53-year-old American woman from New Orleans. The cell features a shower, toilet and bidet.

Knox wears her own clothes. Knox is not a bad looking convicted killer, so here’s a look at her outfit: Knox wore a gray-and-white-flecked turtleneck sweater, black legging pants, white socks and black slippers. Her hair was pulled back in a ponytail.

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Posted: 14th, December 2009 | In: Reviews | Comments (6)

Meredith Kercher In Pictures: Raffaele Sollecito Talks Of ‘Sweet’ Amanda Knox

MEREDITH Kercher: Amanda Knox is appealing not only to killers and perverts but to appeal court judges and her accomplice Raffaele Sollecito speaks from his jail cell about Amanda Knox – the “sweet girl”.

If you can’t trust a convicted murderer, who can you trust. Go on, Mr Sollecito:

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Posted: 11th, December 2009 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (2)

Meredith Kercher: Amanda Knox Fights, America Slanders Italy And The Book

MEREDITH Kercher is now the subject of a heated media debate (case in pictures here – Knox here).  Amanda Knox (American), Raffaele Sollecito (Italian) and Rudy Guede (Ivorian) guilt of her murder. There is chatter of murderer Knox being the victim (really) of anti-American bias. Anorak rounds-up the news and views:

Meet The Kerchers

Daily Mirror: “Anti-American bias accusations branded “ludicrous” by Meredith Kercher’s father”- John Kercher:

“The Americans seem completely ignorant to the fact that there was a mass of evidence other than the DNA. I don’t blame them because they are going on what they have seen and read. But it is upsetting for my family to hear these things. I believe the verdict was based entirely on the evidence and not any media attention around Amanda Knox. The jury saw Knox and Sollecito as a pair, it wasn’t all about her. We have no reason to doubt the Italian legal system.”

Yankee Stay In Prison

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Posted: 8th, December 2009 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (26)

Meredith Kercher: Friends of Amanda Knox And Anti-Italian Bigotry

MEREDITH Kercher: Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede murdered the Leeds University student. (The case in pictures here.) There can be no debate. But Knox is American. The case was in Italy. Can the foreigners be blamed? A heated debate ensues…

On Anorak, reader Jill offers:

What a joke. There was no substantial evidence in which to blame these two. The media in Italy convicted her before she even went on trial. It is obvious that Rudy was the sole murderer of Meredith and not Amanda and Raffaele. The judicial system in Italy is pathetic and I wish that someone from our government would step in and help this poor girl and her famil

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Posted: 7th, December 2009 | In: Reviews | Comments (18)

Let’s Blame The Italians For Amanda Knox

kercher-knoxMEREDITH Kercher’s murderers have been jailed. Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have been jailed. AGW looks at how a murder is now a subject of debate. With that comes a chance to attack the Italians.

THERE should be no need to form an opinion of guilt or innocence in the case of Amanda Knox’s murder of Meredith Kercher, writes AGW in the comments. It’s a done deal.

The sovereign State of Italy, it’s trial judge and a jury have taken a leisurely eight months (at an average of two sittings a week) to look at the savage murder of a young woman. This has nothing to do with USAphobics.

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Posted: 6th, December 2009 | In: Reviews | Comments (3)

The Murder Of Meredith Kercher By Amanda Knox And Raffaele Sollecito: In Pictures

FORMER lovers Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are found guilty of the murder of Leeds University student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. Knox, 22, and Sollecito, 25, killed 21-year-old Miss Kercher in what began as an extreme sex game and ended with Sollecito holding her down while Knox cut her throat with a six-inch kitchen knife. They were aided small-time drug dealer Rudy Guede, 22, who was jailed for murder and sexual violence last October for 30 years.

The lawyer for Meredith’s family says: “They got the justice they were expecting. We got what we were hoping for.”

Knox’s aunt Janet Huff said: “We’ve got two innocent kids being put away for a crime they didn’t commit.”

The pictures of the case follow:


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Amanda Knox, right, listens to her lawyer Maria Del Grosso, at the Perugia court, Italy, Saturday, May 21, 2011. A tearful Amanda Knox said Saturday that being in prison is "very frustrating and mentally exhausting" as the American student convicted of murdering her roommate insisted she is innocent and does not want to spend the rest of her life behind bars. Knox was emotional as she briefly addressed the appeals court in Perugia at the end of the session, her voice breaking at times and her eyes tearing up. She was convicted in 2009 of sexually assaulting and murdering Meredith Kercher of Britain, and sentenced to 26 years in prison. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)

Posted: 6th, December 2009 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (42)

Meredith Kercher’s Family Receive £4m Compensation

MEREDITH Kercher’s brother Lyle responds to the jailing of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for his sister’s sadistic murder:

“Ultimately we are pleased with the verdict. It’s not a time for celebration. It’s not a moment of triumph.

“We are all gathered here because our sister was brutally murdered and taken away from us. Of course, there were two very young people who have been sentenced yesterday to a very long time behind bars.”

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Posted: 5th, December 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)