Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox, the American student in jail in Perugia Italy, for the murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, is now trying to ban a film that dramatizes her life as an invasion of privacy.  The film has been aired on the US-based Lifetime TV channel, but Knox is trying to prevent its wider circulation.  Her lawyers say it could harm her appeal against conviction for Miss Kercher’s murder in 2007 in Italy.

Meanwhile, Kercher’s father calls the film horrific and distressing.  It recreates his daughter’s death as well as moments from the ensuing trial of Knox and Italian student Raffaele Sollecito, who were accused of killing her during a “sex game”.   BBC

Behind closed doors, at a hearing, Knox’s attorney Carlo Dalla Vedova, said the film had already aired on the television channel despite his attempts to prevent it.  He said it was also available on Lifetime’s website, and on video streaming sites.  Knox told the court: “I’m upset over this invasion of my life, and for the speculation at my expense.”

BBC

Earlier this year, Knox and Sollecito were granted a full review of the contested DNA evidence used to convict them – in particular a 30cm (12in) kitchen knife found in the kitchen of Sollecito’s flat.  Mr Vedova argued that the appeal could be jeopardised if the film was widely circulated. 

Les Eisner, a spokesman for the channel’s parent company, A&E Television Networks, said the network had no comment.  Miss Kercher, a Leeds University student from Coulsden, Surrey, was murdered when she was living in Perugia in 2007 as part of a year of study abroad.

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61 Comments

  1. Janet

    Prosecution Witness Gives Conflicting Reports in Knox Trial

    A key prosecution witness testifying in Amanda Knox’s appeals trial has given conflicting reports as to whether he saw the American near the crime scene the night her British roommate was murdered.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/03/26/prosecution-witness-gives-conflicting-reports-knox-trial/?test=latestnews#

  2. Janet

    Amanda Knox’s family optimistic after witness gives conflicting testimony

    The prosecution witness who put Amanda Knox at the murder scene at her trial was back on the stand during her appeal over the weekend.

    http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=452456

  3. The evidence against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito is overwhelming. They gave completely different accounts of where they were, who they were with and what they were doing on the night of the murder. Neither Knox nor Sollecito have credible alibis despite three attempts each. All the other people who were questioned had one credible alibi that could be verified. Innocent people don’t give multiple conflicting alibis and lie repeatedly to the police.

    The DNA didn’t miraculously deposit itself in the most incriminating of places.

    An abundant amount of Raffaele Sollecito’s DNA was found on Meredith’s bra clasp. His DNA was identified by two separate DNA tests. Of the 17 loci tested in the sample, Sollecito’s profile matched 17 out of 17.

    According to Sollecito’s forensic expert, Professor Vinci, Knox’s DNA was on Meredith’s bra.

    Amanda Knox’s DNA was found on the handle of the double DNA knife and a number of independent forensic experts – Dr. Patrizia Stefanoni, Dr. Renato Biondo and Professor Francesca Torricelli – categorically stated that Meredith’s DNA was on the blade. Sollecito knew that Meredith’s DNA was on the blade which is why he twice lied about accidentally pricking her hand whilst cooking.

    There were five instances of Knox’s DNA mixed with Meredith’s blood in three different locations in the cottage.

    Knox tracked Meredith’s blood into the bathroom, the hallway, her room and Filomena’s room, where the break-in was staged. Knox’s DNA and Meredith’s blood was found mixed together in Filomena’s room, in a bare bloody footprint in the hallway and in three places in the bathroom.

    Rudy Guede’s bloody footprints led straight out of Meredith’s room and out of the house. This means that he didn’t stage the break-in in Filomena’s room or go into the blood-spattered bathroom after Meredith had been stabbed.

    The bloody footprint on the blue bathmat in the bathroom matched the precise characteristics of Sollecito’s foot, but couldn’t possibly belong to Guede. Knox’s and Sollecito’s bare bloody footprints were revealed by luminol in the hallway.

    It’s not a coincidence that the three people – Knox, Sollecito and Guede – who kept telling the police a pack of lies are all implicated by the DNA and forensic evidence.

    Amanda Knox voluntarily admitted that she was involved in Meredith’s murder in her handwritten note to the police on 6 November 2007. After she was informed that Sollecito was no longer providing her with an alibi, she stated on at least four separate occasions that she was at the cottage when Meredith was killed. At the trial, Sollecito refused to corroborate Knox’s alibi that she was at his apartment.

    Knox accused an innocent man, Diya Lumumba, of murdering Meredith despite the fact she knew he was completely innocent. She didn’t recant her false and malicious allegation against Lumumba the whole time he was in prison. She admitted that it was her fault that Lumumba was in prison in an intercepted conversation with her mother on 10 November 2007.

    The English translation of the Massei report can be downloaded from here:

    http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=53735

  4. Janet

    Knox trial: More time needed for DNA review

    Independent forensic experts are seeking more time to conclude their review of DNA evidence in the appeals trial of Amanda Knox, news reports and lawyers said Friday.

    http://mynorthwest.com/?nid=174&sid=442784

  5. Janet

    If CNN had its way, Amanda Knox would be free

    Amanda Knox still sits in an Italian jail cell, awaiting the latest developments in the appeal of her murder conviction in the death of her roommate Meredith Kercher.
    But Sunday night’s CNN special report may give her reason for optimism.

    http://mynorthwest.com/?nid=382&sid=477607

  6. Janet

    This slander bs is off the deep end. I thought the main thing was to do the appeal, instead authorities in Italy keep sidestepping, bringing in other charges.

    So what if someone talks badly of you, it happens everyday, to someone in the world, and not everyone sues.

    Get on with the main appeal, and display all of the evidence, so the case can be settled, once and for all.

    Kercher killer Amanda Knox tried for slandering police

    Amanda Knox, the US student convicted of murdering her British housemate in Italy, faces a fresh trial, charged with slandering police officers.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13423074

  7. Janet

    A tearful Knox tells Italian court: ‘I’m innocent’

    Being in prison is “very frustrating and mentally exhausting,” a tearful Amanda Knox said Saturday, insisting she is innocent of murdering her roommate and does not want to spend the rest of her life behind bars.

    http://mynorthwest.com/?nid=174&sid=442784

  8. Janet

    Knox family sees new hope for reversal

    American student Amanda Knox’s family is gaining hope that Italian courts will clear her of killing her roommate, her father says.

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2011/06/01/Knox-family-sees-new-hope-for-reversal/UPI-26541306943517/?spt=hs&or=tn

  9. Janet

    U.S. judge says State Dept. failed Knox

    A Seattle judge has asked President Obama to investigate the U.S. State Department’s role in the Amanda Cox murder case.

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/06/12/US-judge-says-State-Dept-failed-Knox/UPI-25771307902310/

  10. Janet

    Amanda Knox counting on convicts to clear her

    Former University of Washington student Amanda Knox is counting on a child killer and a mobster to help her appeal her murder conviction in Italy.

    http://mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=499687

  11. Janet

    Witness in Italy Knox Trial Says He Can Clear Her

    A convicted child murderer testified Saturday at the appeals trial for Amanda Knox, saying that a fellow inmate had told him the American student had nothing to do with her British roommate’s slaying.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/06/18/witness-in-italy-knox-trial-says-can-clear-her/

  12. Janet

    These stories sure change. Now how could Guede know if all three were never in the same room, to know who did what?

    He never actually said he saw them kill anyone…..

    American Knox killed roommate Kercher, appeal hears

    Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend did kill Meredith Kercher, the first man convicted of the Briton’s murder has told an Italian appeal court.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13930073

  13. Janet

    DNA Used to Convict Amanda Knox Contaminated, Forensic Experts Say

    Experts dispute much of the forensic evidence collected against Amanda Knox, saying in a report Wednesday that testing of DNA traces used to convict the American student and her co-defendant in the murder of her roommate was below international standards and evidence may have been contaminated.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/06/29/dna-used-to-convict-amanda-knox-contaminated-forensic-experts-say/?test=latestnews

  14. Janet

    Amanda Knox’s attorneys try to block movie airing outside US

    Defense attorneys for Amanda Knox are trying to keep a movie about her murder trial from airing outside the U.S.

    http://mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=509032

  15. Janet

    Amanda Knox supporters host benefit concert at Showbox SoDo

    Amanda Knox supporters are holding a Music for Amanda concert at the Showbox SoDo Lounge on Friday.

    http://mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=510985

  16. Janet

    Amanda Knox appeal: DNA evidence to be rejected

    Critical DNA evidence used to convict Amanda Knox of the murder of her British flatmate, Meredith Kercher will be rejected by two forensic scientists as the American’s appeal against her conviction reaches a key phase.

    Telegraph

  17. Janet

    Amanda Knox family’s hope raised as DNA disputed‎

    Amanda Knox reacts during a session of her appeal trial in Perugia’s courthouse on July 30, 2011. An Italian court holds today a new hearing that could cast …

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/07/30/earlyshow/saturday/main20085825.shtml

  18. Janet

    Amanda Knox Appeals Trial Enters Final Stretch, With Questioning of Forensic Experts

    The appeals case of Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of killing her British roommate, resumed Monday with lawyers questioning independent experts who cast doubt on the evidence used in the first trial.

    Fox News

  19. Janet

    Amanda Knox appeal: Judge rejects DNA test request

    A judge in the Amanda Knox appeal trial has rejected prosecutors’ requests for new tests on DNA evidence used to convict her of murdering her roommate, Meredith Kercher, in Italy in 2007.

    BBC

  20. Janet

    Friend says Amanda Knox changed in jail

    The best friend of Amanda Knox says the American has had time to grow during her incarceration in an Italian prison for murdering her British roommate.

    Upi

  21. Janet

    Could Amanda Knox soon be released from Italian prison?

    Amanda Knox’s family is headed back to Italy for what are expected to be the final days of Knox’s appeals trial.

    NWCN

  22. Janet

    Murdered student Meredith Kercher ‘forgotten’

    Meredith Kercher has been “completely forgotten” in the four years since she was murdered on a study year abroad in Italy, her grieving sister has said.

    BBC

  23. Janet

    The timeline:

    BBC

  24. Janet

    Amanda Knox is ‘witch of deception’ says Lumumba lawyer

    A lawyer has described Amanda Knox, who is appealing over the murder of Briton Meredith Kercher, as “diabolical” and “a witch of deception”.

    BBC

  25. Janet

    Amanda Knox cautious about appeal verdict, sister says

    Amanda Knox, the student convicted of killing her British roommate in Italy, is “very cautious” about the verdict of her appeal, her sister has said.

    BBC

  26. Janet

    Amanda Knox appeal: Lawyer warns Knox will flee Italy

    An Italian prosecutor has warned that Amanda Knox will “run away abroad” if she is absolved of the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.

    BBC

  27. Janet

    Amanda Knox says she is innocent of Kercher murder

    Amanda Knox has made a courtroom appeal against her conviction for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher, saying she was “paying with her life”.

    BBC

  28. Janet
  29. Janet

    Kercher family still seeking answers after acquittals

    The search will go on to find out what really happened on the night UK student Meredith Kercher was murdered in Italy four years ago, her family has said.

    BBC

    Come stoned on drugs yes, and when they are taken away, it does take time to come down from that high…..holy cow, let it go….justice was served.

  30. Janet

    10 factors that helped Knox’s case

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15157384

  31. Janet

    Donald Trump: Amanda Knox could ‘become a big star’

    After Amanda Knox was cleared of murder charges and set free from an Italian jail she’s been in for four years, real estate mogul Donald Trump said she could leverage her experience in the entertainment industry, reports CNN.

    NWCN

  32. Janet

    Amanda Knox and ex-boyfriend prepare for, make book deals

    Amanda Knox says she’s hired a Washington, D.C., lawyer to help her land a book deal after an Italian court cleared her and her ex-boyfriend in the killing of her British roommate.

    My Northwest

  33. Janet

    Italian judge explains Knox acquittal

    The Italian jury that cleared American student Amanda Knox of murder did so because of a lack of evidence proving guilt, the judge in the case said.

    Upi

  34. Janet

    Amanda Knox’s Italian Ex-Boyfriend ‘Is Engaged’

    Raffaele Sollecito, the Italian ex-boyfriend of Amanda Knox, is engaged to a new love, according to his Facebook status.

    Fox News

  35. Janet

    Amanda Knox may soon return to Italy

    The Amanda Knox saga isn’t over yet. Knox was acquitted of murder and released in October after spending four years behind bars in Italy. But her Italian attorney Carlo Dalla Vedova says Knox could be going back to Italy as soon as September in order to help her parents, who are on trial for slander.

    NWCN

  36. Janet

    Amanda Knox appeals slander conviction in Italy

    Lawyers for Amanda Knox, who was cleared of murder in October by an Italian court, on Monday asked an appeals court there to overturn her slander conviction as well, a spokesman said.

    Reuters

  37. Janet

    You know, enough is enough. I wouldn’t go back. It was all crooked to start with.

    Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito murder acquittals challenged

    Italian prosecutors have launched an appeal against the acquittals of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of Briton Meredith Kercher.

    BBC

  38. Janet

    Amanda Knox parents’ trial delayed, key witnesses don’t show

    Key witnesses failed to show up Friday for the slander trial of Amanda Knox’s parents, NBC News reports, causing the judge to delay the trial until next year.

    NWCN

  39. newsdeskinternational

    Meredith Kercher’s father makes plea to her murderer

    The father of Meredith Kercher, who was murdered in Perugia, Italy, has appealed to her killer to finally “come clean” about what happened.

    BBC

  40. Janet

    I wouldn’t go back. Especially since the prosecuting attorney is shady. And the murderer is already behind bars and confessed.

    Kercher murder: Knox, Sollecito acquittals overturned

    Amanda Knox and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito have had their acquittals for killing Briton Meredith Kercher in 2007 overturned and face a re-run of their appeal, Italy’s top court has ruled.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21936308

  41. hobbit55z

    If she hasn’t caught on to that yet, she never will.

  42. Janet

    Kercher Italy murder case: Knox appeal in Septembe

    An Italian court will begin hearing on 30 September the appeal against the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of the British student, Meredith Kercher.

    BBC

  43. Janet

    Amanda Knox will not return to Italy for murder retrial: report

    Amanda Knox, the American student accused of the 2007 murder of her British roommate, will not return to Italy for a retrial due to begin next month, her lawyer told an Italian daily on Saturday.

    Reuters

  44. Janet
  45. hobbit55z

    Can’t say I blame her for not returning.

  46. Janet
  47. Janet

    Amanda Knox murder retrial set to open in Italy

    Italy will put Amanda Knox back on trial on Monday for the murder of her British roommate in 2007, but the American will not return to attend court in the country that jailed her – she says wrongly – for four years.

    Reuters

  48. hobbit55z

    Maybe some of these news hounds would arrange for her to take a polygraph her in the U.S.. They’re so quick to jump on stuff like that, wonder why they haven’t offered it already.

  49. Janet

    Knox Trial: Mobster Accuses Brother Of Murder

    A transgender mafia convict has accused her own brother of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher at the retrial of Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-lover.

    Sky News

  50. Janet

    Knox Trial: No Trace Of Kercher’s DNA On Knife

    Forensic testing on a knife allegedly used to kill Meredith Kercher has found Amanda Knox’s DNA but none of the victim’s genetic material, Italian news reports say.

    Sky News

  51. Janet

    Amanda Knox’s knife DNA casts doubt on murder weapon

    In the third Italian murder trial of U.S. student Amanda Knox, a court-appointed expert testified Wednesday that the alleged murder weapon shows a new DNA trace that belongs to Knox and not the victim.

    Fox News

  52. Janet

    Knox: Prosecutor Seeks 30-Year Jail Term

    An Italian prosecutor has asked a jury to convict Amanda Knox for the murder of Meredith Kercher and sentence her to a total of 30 years.

    Sky News

  53. Janet

    “I did not kill Meredith”, Knox pleads in email to Italian court

    Reuters

  54. Janet
  55. Janet

    Amanda Knox: Kercher Murder Trial Wrapping Up

    Amanda Knox “can’t wait for this nightmare to be over”, her lawyer said as her trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher draws to a close.

    Sky News

  56. Janet

    Meredith Kercher murder: Verdicts due at Italy retrial

    A court in Italy is due to announce new appeal verdicts for two people accused of the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher in 2007.

    BBC

  57. Janet

    The corruption in the Italian court system runs deep.

    Italian court overturns not guilty verdict of Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito in murder of Meredith Kercher

    An appeals court in Florence on Thursday upheld the guilty verdict against U.S. student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison, raising the specter of a long legal battle over her extradition if the conviction is upheld.

    Fox News

  58. Janet

    Kercher murder: Sollecito found near Austria border

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25978340

  59. Janet

    Amanda Knox slams Italian court reasoning on guilt: ‘I am innocent’

    Amanda Knox says an Italian appeals court’s reasons for reinstating the conviction against her in the murder of her roommate are unsupported by evidence or logic.

    Fox News

    Gotta agree with her on this one. So now they justify their decision that it took more than one person to kill Meredith……according to the knife wounds.

  60. Janet

    This whole story is full of corruption….now one of the suspects is going to try and lie his way out of it….

    http://mynorthwest.com/11/2556329/Report-Knoxs-exboyfriend-to-abandon-alibi-in-appeal

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