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  • Italian Justice Ministry investigating Knox judge

    Italy's justice minister on Monday 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.


  • Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 in New York. To many Americans, especially in her hometown of Seattle, Amanda Knox seems the victim, unfairly hounded by a capricious foreign legal system for the death of a 21-year-old British woman. But in Italy and elsewhere in Europe, others see her as someone who got away with murder, embroiled in a case that continues to make global headlines and reinforces a negative image of Americans behaving badly _ even criminally _ abroad without any punishment. As she remains free in the U.S., these perceptions will not only fuel the debate about who killed Meredith Kercher in 2007 and what role, if any, Knox played in her death, but also about whether U.S. authorities should, if asked, send her to Italy to face prison. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Amanda Knox's judge says he suffered over guilty verdict

    The judge who presided over Amanda Knox's second murder conviction says he suffered over the verdict, but that he and the jury reached agreement that she was guilty in the death of British student Meredith Kercher.


  • Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 in New York. Knox said she will fight the reinstated guilty verdict against her and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito in the 2007 slaying of a British roommate in Italy and vowed to "never go willingly" to face her fate in that country's judicial system . "I'm going to fight this to the very end," she said in an interview with Robin Roberts on ABC's "Good Morning America." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Differing perspectives fuel debate over Knox case

    To some Americans, especially those in her hometown of Seattle, Amanda Knox seems a victim, unfairly hounded by a capricious legal system in Italy that convicted her this week in the death of a 21-year-old British woman.


  • Raffaele Sollecito, left, and his father Francesco leave after attending the final hearing before the third court verdict for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, in Florence, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. The first two trials produced flip-flop verdicts of guilty then innocent for Kercher former roommate, American student Amanda Knox, who is not attending the hearing,  and her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, and the case has produced harshly clashing versions of events. A Florence appeals panel designated by Italy's supreme court to address issues it raised about the acquittal is set to deliberate Thursday, with a verdict expected later in the day. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Knox co-defendant Sollecito travelled to Austria

    Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend left Italy and drove to Austria while an appeals court deliberated his fate, police said Friday, but he eventually returned to Italy and surrendered his passport following their joint conviction for murdering British student Meredith Kercher.


  • FILE PHOTOS COMBO - File photos combo shows, from left; Italian student Raffaele Sollecito, slain 21-year-old British woman Meredith Kercher, her American roommate Amanda Knox. Few international criminal cases have cleaved along national biases as that of American student Amanda Knox, awaiting half world away her third Italian court verdict in the 2007 slaying of her British roommate, 21-year-old Meredith Kercher. Whatever is decided this week, the protracted legal battle that has grabbed global headlines and polarized trial-watchers in three nations probably won't end in Florence. With the first two trials producing flip-flop guilty-then-innocent verdicts against Knox and her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, the case has produced harshly clashing versions of events. A Florence appeals panel designated by Italy's supreme court to address errors in the appeals acquittal is set to deliberate Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, with a verdict expected later in the day. (AP Photo/files)

    Amanda Knox trial nears 3rd verdict

    Few international criminal cases have stirred national passions as strongly as that of American student Amanda Knox, waiting half a world away for her third Italian court verdict in the 2007 slaying of her British roommate, 21-year-old Meredith Kercher.


  • FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 file photo, Amanda Knox, left, and Raffaele Sollecito, are seen outside the rented house where 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher was found dead in Perugia, Italy. Defense lawyers for U.S. student Amanda Knox and her Italian former boyfriend will get their final say on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 in the defendants' third trial for the gruesome 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici, File)

    Knox lawyers to have last word before verdict

    A prosecutor urged a court on Monday to take steps to make sure that American Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend would serve their sentences, if they are convicted of murdering British student Meredith Kercher.


  • ** FILE ** American exchange student Amanda Knox (left) and Raffaele Sollecito, her Italian boyfriend, stand outside the rented house in Perugia, Italy, where 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher was found dead on Friday, Nov. 2, 2007. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)

    Italian prosecutor demands guilty verdict for Amanda Knox

    An Italian prosecutor on Tuesday demanded that an appellate court find Amanda Knox guilty of the 2007 murder of her British roommate and sentence her to 26 years for the killing.


  • ** FILE ** American exchange student Amanda Knox (left) and Raffaele Sollecito, her Italian boyfriend, stand outside the rented house in Perugia, Italy, where 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher was found dead on Friday, Nov. 2, 2007. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)

    Italian prosecutor argues to reinstate Amanda Knox's guilty verdict

    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.


  • Amanda Knox and then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are pictured in November 2007 outside the rented house in Perugia, Italy, where 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher was found dead. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)

    American Amanda Knox awaits verdict from Italy's highest court

    Amanda Knox was "very anxious" as Italy's top criminal court heard arguments Monday from prosecutors appealing her acquittal in the murder of her roommate, her lawyer said.


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