October 4, 2011 |
Amanda Knox is nothing if not a good story. The pretty young American who headed to Italy for her junior year abroad, fell for an Italian boy and then landed in the dock with him, accused, convicted and then exonerated on charges of murdering another young woman in a sex game gone wild. Knox was never one of the usual suspects. Her roommate, Meredith Kercher, a British exchange student, was found on the night after Halloween 2007, raped, with her throat slit, in the Perugia apartment they shared.
November 6, 2013 |
LONDON -- The former boyfriend of American student Amanda Knox pleaded with an Italian appeals court Wednesday to acquit him in the 2007 killing of her British roommate, saying the charges were “absurd.” Taking the stand for the first time at a retrial in Florence, Raffaele Sollecito asked the court to “correct the errors” of those who condemned him, the Italian news agency ANSA reported . "I feel towards me a senseless, shocking persecution,"...
June 13, 2009 |
An American college student accused of killing her British roommate in Italy testified for the first time, offering an alibi for the night of the 2007 slaying and alleging that police beat her into making a false statement. Amanda Knox, 21, said she smoked marijuana, had sex with her boyfriend -- co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito -- and fell asleep at his apartment on the night of the slaying. She said she did not return home until after her roommate was killed. Knox spoke in fluent Italian and English during about six hours of testimony in a packed courtroom in Perugia, where she is being tried on charges of murder and sexual assault for the slaying of 21-year-old student Meredith Kercher.
April 15, 2013 |
Details are leaking out of Amanda Knox's "tell-all" memoir, "Waiting to be Heard," which is scheduled to be published in the U.S. on April 30. But its release is now being indefinitely postponed in the U.K. The publication has been pulled due to fears it may run into trouble with Britain's strict libel laws, according to the Guardian. A spokesperson said: "Due to our legal system, and relying upon advice from our counsel, HarperCollins UK will not publish a British edition of Waiting to Be Heard, by Amanda Knox, at this time.
March 26, 2013 |
ROME -- Amanda Knox, who was ordered Tuesday by Italy's highest court to again stand trial for the murder of her housemate, called the turn in her case "painful. " In a statement, Knox, 25, said that the prosecution's theory in the case "has been repeatedly revealed to be completely unfounded and unfair. " Knox, an American from Seattle, was attending school in Italy in 2007 when British student Meredith Kercher was found dead in the house they shared in Perugia. Knox and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted two years later in a case that garnered headlines around the world.
February 21, 2011 |
When promoting a new film, most actresses sit prettily at media junkets and field a slew of inconsequential questions about how they got in shape for a role or how uncomfortable it was to be intimate with a costar. Hayden Panettiere hasn't had it that easy. For the last month, the 21-year-old has been at the center of a firestorm of controversy over her decision to portray a convicted killer in the television movie "Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy," which airs Monday on Lifetime.