American Murder Suspect’s Trial In Italy Begins for Bungled Sex Game

January 16, 2009

Italy (ChattahBox) – In a case that has gained widespread International attention, 21 year old American murder suspect, Amanda Knox, begins her trial today, for the murder of 21 year old British student, Meredith Kercher (shown left).

Knox, as well as her 24 year old Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, have been charged in Kercher’s murder, after her half naked body was found locked in a bedroom of a shared apartment. Kercher had been stabbed in the throat.

Rudy Hermann Guede, a 21 year old also charged in the murder, was sentenced to 30 years in October.

Knox seemed relaxed as the proceeding began, even as a large number of American, British, and Italian photographers and journalists were allowed into the courtroom, where the case of a sex act gone horribly wrong draws media attention from each of the countries of those involved.

It is thought that the trial could last well over a year, as prosecutors attempt to untangle the details of what happened that night.


Comments

3 Responses to “American Murder Suspect’s Trial In Italy Begins for Bungled Sex Game”

  1. Sonia on January 16th, 2009 8:14 pm

    I don’t think it is likely that she will be found innocent.

  2. Julia on January 17th, 2009 5:24 am

    I think she done it.

  3. Harry Rag on January 18th, 2009 3:14 pm

    ALL the judges who have been involved in the case: Judge Claudia Matteini, the judges at the Italian Supreme Court, judge Massimo Riccarelli, and judge Paolo Micheli thought there were serious indications of Amanda Knox’s and Raffaele Sollecito’s guilt and refused to grant them bail on the grounds that they are mentally unstable, dangerous and could reoffend.

    There are 13 pieces of forensic evidence that link Amanda and Raffaele to the crime, including Amanda’s DNA on the handle of the knife found at Raffaele’s apartment and Meredith’s DNA on the blade, and Amanda’s bare footprints set in Meredith’s blood and Raffaele’s DNA on Meredith’s bloodied and cut bra.

    Amanda and Raffaele knew precise details about Meredith’s body which they could only have known if they had been present when Meredith was murdered. Amanda herself admitted she was present when Meredith was murdered in her handwritten note to the police on 6 November.

    Amanda and Raffaele not only gave conflicting witness statements, but also gave completely different accounts of where they were, who they were with and what they were doing on the night of the murder.

    In the light of the judges’ decisions so far and the forensic evidence which was independently confirmed as accurate and reliable, it looks extremely unlikely that Amanda and Raffaele will be found not guilty.

    Check out Perugia Murder File:

    http://perugiamurderfile.freeforums.org/index.php

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