Friday 19 January 2018

Knox insists she never fought with murdered Kercher

Amanda Knox was found guilty again of 2007 murder at a retrial of her appeal case in Italy and, inset, murder victim 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher
Amanda Knox was found guilty again of 2007 murder at a retrial of her appeal case in Italy and, inset, murder victim 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher

Rosa Prince

Amanda Knox has denied murder in an interview two days after an Italian court ruled she delivered fatal wounds to the British student Meredith Kercher.

Claiming that she and Ms Kercher had become friends during their time in Perugia, Italy, before the murder seven years ago, Knox gave a calm analysis of the forensic evidence, explaining, she said, that there was nothing to link her to the crime.

On Tuesday, a court in Florence gave the reasoning behind its guilty verdict in the retrial of Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, her then-boyfriend.

It ruled that the British student was stabbed with two different knives, with Knox said to have "lashed the deadly wound to the throat".

But speaking on CNN, the 26-year-old from Seattle insisted: "I did not kill my friend. I did not wield a knife. I had no reason to.

"In the month that we were living together we were becoming friends.

"A week before the murder occurred we went out to a classical music concert together. We had never fought."

In his 300-page ruling, Judge Alessandro Nencin said that the two women had argued about rent money on the morning of the crime. ( © Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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