- The Washington Times - Friday, March 13, 2009

PERUGIA, ITALY (AP) - A police officer has testified that an Italian suspect was carrying a knife when he was taken to a police station in the hours that followed the stabbing death of a British student in Italy.

Daniele Moscatelli told a court in Perugia on Friday that defendant Raffaele Sollecito looked “confused and nervous” during the questioning and that he was carrying a “long” knife in his pocket. The knife is not believed to be the murder weapon.

Another police officer testified that American co-defendant Amanda Knox nervously walked up and down at the station and was hitting her head with her hands.

Sollecito and Knox are on trial on charges of murder and sexual violence for the 2007 slaying of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher. They deny wrongdoing.

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