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Italian court sentences Amanda Knox to 28 years in prison for murder

A court in Florence on Thursday sentenced American student Amanda Knox to 28 years and six months in prison for the murder of her British housemate in 2007 in the latest dramatic twist in the high-profile case. The court, after 12 hours of deliberations, also found Knox’s former Italian boyfriend…

Amanda Knox mulling return to Italy for murder retrial: report

Amanda Knox has refused to rule out returning to Italy for her murder retrial in the grisly 2007 slaying of her British house-mate, USA Today reported on its website Tuesday. Knox, 25, was ordered to stand trial again by Italian authorities last month in the latest twist of the legal…

Amanda Knox arrives home after four-year ordeal

SEATTLE, Washington — A tearful Amanda Knox arrived home in the US and thanked her supporters a day after she was acquitted of murder and sexual assault charges, ending a four-year ordeal in an Italian jail. “I’m really overwhelmed right now. I was looking down from the airplane and it…

Italian appeals court clears Amanda Knox of murder

PERUGIA, Italy (Reuters) – An Italian court cleared 24-year-old American Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 and ordered them to be set free on Monday after nearly four years in prison for a crime they always denied committing. Seattle native Knox and Italian computer student Raffaele Sollecito, had…

Tearful Amanda Knox pleads for freedom

PERUGIA, Italy (Reuters) – American student Amanda Knox made a tearful plea on Monday to be acquitted of murdering her British roommate during a brutal erotic game, saying she was paying with her life for a crime she did not commit. “I am the same person I was four years ago,” said Knox,…

Lawyer mocks Amanda Knox dominatrix image

Amanda Knox is no “Venus in Furs”, one of the defence lawyers at the American’s ongoing appeal trial in Italy against her conviction for murdering British student Meredith Kercher said on Tuesday. In a passionate courtroom outburst, Giulia Bongiorno — the lawyer for Knox’s former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito who is…

Knox trial in Italy told no DNA on knife blade

A forensic expert in Amanda Knox’s appeal against her conviction for murdering her British roommate in Italy said Saturday that no DNA was found on the blade of the presumed murder weapon. The original trial for the 2007 murder in the medieval Italian university town of Perugia had heard that…

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