Amanda Knox http://kplu.org en Italian Justice Ministry Investigating Judge In Amanda Knox Case http://kplu.org/post/italian-justice-ministry-investigating-judge-amanda-knox-case <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Italy's justice minister has announced an investigation into comments to the Italian media made by the judge who read the guilty verdicts against Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Justice Minister Annamaria Cancellieri said in a statement Monday she has asked the inspector general to make a preliminary assessment of the remarks published by two Italian newspapers over the weekend.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The newspapers quoted Florence judge Alessandro Nencini as saying, among other things, that Sollecito's decision not to testify on the witness stand deprived the defendant of a voice. A Sollecito attorney says the comments on the defense strategy are "serious" and could form part of their appeal to Italy's highest court on last week's verdict.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:58:06 +0000 The Associated Press 13175 at http://kplu.org Italian Justice Ministry Investigating Judge In Amanda Knox Case Knox Case Could Put U.S. In An Extradition Quandary http://kplu.org/post/knox-case-could-put-us-extradition-quandary <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This week, Amanda Knox was <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/italy-appeals-court-upholds-knox-murder-conviction-sets-28-year-sentence">found guilty, again</a>, by an Italian court.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">She was found guilty of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher in 2009, though the verdict was overturned two years later. Last year, Italy's Supreme Court of Cassation, its highest court,&nbsp;sent the case back to an appeals court and that court found her guilty.</p><p> Sun, 02 Feb 2014 02:43:38 +0000 Alan Yu 13133 at http://kplu.org Knox Case Could Put U.S. In An Extradition Quandary Italy Appeals Court Upholds Knox Murder Conviction, Sets 28-Year Sentence http://kplu.org/post/italy-appeals-court-upholds-knox-murder-conviction-sets-28-year-sentence <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">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.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">After nearly 12 hours of deliberations, the court reinstated the guilty verdict first handed down against Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in 2009. The verdict had been overturned in 2011 and the pair freed from prison, but Italy's supreme court vacated that decision and sent the case back for a third trial in Florence.</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:07:11 +0000 The Associated Press 13064 at http://kplu.org Italy Appeals Court Upholds Knox Murder Conviction, Sets 28-Year Sentence Prosecutor Argues to Reinstate Knox Guilty Verdict http://kplu.org/post/prosecutor-argues-reinstate-knox-guilty-verdict <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The state's prosecutor is arguing his case that an Italian appeals court should reinstate the guilty verdict against U.S. exchange student Amanda Knox for the grisly 2007 murder of her roommate.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Prosecutor Alessandro Crini said Monday that Italy's highest court had "razed to the ground" the Perugia appellate court's 2011 decision to throw out the guilty verdicts, freeing Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:47:56 +0000 The Associated Press 11272 at http://kplu.org Prosecutor Argues to Reinstate Knox Guilty Verdict Court in Knox Trial Allows New DNA Test http://kplu.org/post/court-knox-trial-allows-new-dna-test <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A court hearing Amanda Knox&#39;s second appeals trial has accepted a request to run additional DNA tests on the presumed weapon in the murder of Meredith Kercher.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The judge has agreed to test one DNA trace not previously examined because it had been deemed too small. A court-ordered review in the first appeals trial discredited DNA evidence on the kitchen knife linked to Kercher.</p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:47:52 +0000 The Associated Press 10197 at http://kplu.org Court in Knox Trial Allows New DNA Test Amanda Knox on Retrial: 'Everything is at Stake' http://kplu.org/post/amanda-knox-retrial-everything-stake <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">American student Amanda Knox says she's not returning to Italy for a new appeals trial over the 2007 killing of her British roommate even though, in her words, "everything is at stake," because she's innocent.</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:07:33 +0000 The Associated Press 10078 at http://kplu.org Amanda Knox on Retrial: 'Everything is at Stake' Amanda Knox Won't Attend New Italian Trial, Lawyer Says http://kplu.org/post/amanda-knox-wont-attend-new-italian-trial-lawyer-says Amanda Knox, whose murder conviction <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/10/03/141017650/amanda-knox-wins-appeal-as-italian-court-overturns-murder-conviction">was overturned in 2011</a>, will not travel to Italy for a new trial in the stabbing death of a fellow student. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:06:50 +0000 Bill Chappell 9752 at http://kplu.org Amanda Knox Won't Attend New Italian Trial, Lawyer Says Italy top court faults Amanda Knox acquittal http://kplu.org/post/italy-top-court-faults-amanda-knox-acquittal <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Italy's high court has explained why it reversed the acquittal of American student&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Amanda</font><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Knox</font><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">, saying the decision acquitting her of murder was full of contradictions.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>In March, the Court of Cassation overturned&nbsp;<font color="red">Knox's</font>&nbsp;acquittal in the 2007 murder of flatmate Meredith Kercher and ordered a new trial. On Tuesday, the high court issued its written reasoning for doing so.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:10:02 +0000 The Associated Press 9102 at http://kplu.org Italy top court faults Amanda Knox acquittal Cultural sexism: What if Amanda Knox had been Andrew Knox? http://kplu.org/post/cultural-sexism-what-if-amanda-knox-had-been-andrew-knox <em>Sexual thrill-seeker. Sex-mad flatmate.</em><p>These phrases, <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/US/murder-mystery-amanda-knox-speaks/story?id=19068548">as reported by ABC News's Diane Sawyer</a>, have been used by the media to describe Amanda Knox, the American study abroad student who, while living in Perugia, Italy, in 2007, was charged with murder. Specifically, she was charged with killing her female roommate, who was found in their apartment in a state of partial undress with her throat slit. After four years in prison, Knox's conviction was overturned. Thu, 09 May 2013 19:49:32 +0000 Barbara J. King 8728 at http://kplu.org Cultural sexism: What if Amanda Knox had been Andrew Knox? Amanda Knox sometimes 'paralyzed' with anxiety http://kplu.org/post/amanda-knox-sometimes-paralyzed-anxiety <p><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Amanda Knox says in a new interview that she's sometimes "paralyzed" with anxiety stemming from the death of her roommate in Italy and the trial that saw her convicted, then acquitted, in a case that made headlines across the globe.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Knox recently spoke to People magazine over several days at her mother's home in Seattle.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:10:46 +0000 The Associated Press 8468 at http://kplu.org Amanda Knox sometimes 'paralyzed' with anxiety Italian appellate judge stands by Knox's acquittal 'without a doubt' http://kplu.org/post/italian-appellate-judge-stands-knoxs-acquittal-without-doubt <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">The Italian presiding appellate judge who acquitted American student Amanda Knox in the murder of her British roommate says he remains certain there is no evidence of her guilt.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Now retired, Judge Pratillo Hellmann was quoted Thursday by Italian newspapers as saying the only evidence that tied Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito to the crime was refuted by new expert testimony entered on appeal.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:54:36 +0000 The Associated Press 8189 at http://kplu.org Italian appellate judge stands by Knox's acquittal 'without a doubt' Knox faces new murder trial, but doesn't have to return to Italy http://kplu.org/post/knox-faces-new-murder-trial-doesnt-have-return-italy <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Italy's highest criminal court on Tuesday overturned Amanda Knox's acquittal in the slaying of her British roommate and ordered a new trial, prolonging a case that has become a cause </span>celebre<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"> in the United States.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Knox called the decision "painful" but said she was confident in the truth.</p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:09:18 +0000 The Associated Press 8150 at http://kplu.org Knox faces new murder trial, but doesn't have to return to Italy Prosecutors target Amanda Knox again; family not worried http://kplu.org/post/prosecutors-target-amanda-knox-again-family-not-worried <p>Amanda Knox and her family say they&#39;re not worried about a decision by Italian prosecutors to appeal her acquittal on charges of killing her roommate in 2007.</p><p>Earlier today, Italian prosecutors appealed to Italy&#39;s highest criminal court to reinstate the murder convictions of Seattleite Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend in the brutal slaying of a British student.</p><p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:20:26 +0000 The Associated Press 4155 at http://kplu.org Prosecutors target Amanda Knox again; family not worried Amanda Knox hires top literary agent http://kplu.org/post/amanda-knox-hires-top-literary-agent <p>Amanda Knox says she&#39;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.</p><p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 23:30:35 +0000 The Associated Press 3364 at http://kplu.org Amanda Knox hires top literary agent Amanda Knox won her life back, but not her story http://kplu.org/post/amanda-knox-won-her-life-back-not-her-story <p>With Amanda Knox back home in Seattle after four years in an Italian prison, the question is &ldquo;when will she sell her story and how?&rdquo;</p><p>But Knox, despite the fact that her conviction in the sexual assault and fatal stabbing of her British roommate Meredith Kercher was overturned, could find the media and movie markets crowded with others hawking her story, both in non-fiction and fictional form.</p><p>And, they can do so almost with impunity, according to one expert.</p><p> Thu, 06 Oct 2011 00:15:24 +0000 Jake Ellison 2818 at http://kplu.org Amanda Knox won her life back, but not her story