Amanda Knox Signs $4 Million Book Deal

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Amanda Knox is getting a few pretty pennies in return for telling the harrowing tale of her conviction and eventual acquittal of murder charges. The 24-year-old former exchange student signed an alleged $4 million deal with HarperCollins in exchange for her story."Knox will give a full and unflinching account of the events that led to her arrest in Perugia and her struggles with the complexities of the Italian judicial system," HarperCollins said in a statement Thursday. The statement...Read Full Story

Deanna Knox Comforts Sister Amanda Knox at Seattle Press Conference

By Alicia Dennis on
Amanda Knox's younger sister Deanna was by her sister's side from the moment she was released from custody on October 3, making the long voyage from Perugia, Italy to the Knox family's home in Seattle.Though Deanna Knox delivered an initial statement of joy after Italian courts overturned her sister's guilty verdict in the slaying of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007, she did not speak at the family's press conference in Seattle, which took place almost immediately after the Knox...Read Full Story

Amanda Knox Appeal Results: She's Free

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Amanda Knox was freed from Italian prison Monday after a jury decided to overturn a life sentence she received for the murder of Meredith Kercher. Based on the semi-muddled early translation of the Italian jury's verdict, Knox's sentence was only partially overturned.Knox and her family reacted with tears as the courtroom erupted over the news. Knox was escorted out of the building with armed guards as many gathered at the courthouse booed the American student.The jury's decision to overturn...Read Full Story

Rudy Guede Testifies Against Amanda Knox in Appeals Trial

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Convicted murderer Rudy Guede once again placed the blame for UK student Meredith Kercher's 2007 slaying on Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito this week.Guede, who is serving a 16-year sentence for Kercher's murder, told the court, "I've always said who was there that damned night in that house," referring to a letter he wrote in March 2010 in which he claimed no part in the "horrible mruder of the splendid and wonderful Meredith Kercher by Knox and Sollecito."Knox was quick...Read Full Story

Amanda Knox's Parents on 'Oprah'

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Amanda Knox's parents were on The Oprah Winfrey Show today, maintaining the 23-year-old's innocence. They divorced when Knox was 3, but they came together for the episode to talk about Amanda, who was sentenced to prison after she was convicted of killing 21-year-old Meredith Kircher while the girls studied abroad in Italy in 2007. Amanda Knox (Getty) Amanda was sentenced to 26 years in an Italian prison after an extremely long trial that started in January 2009. Her family is convinced she...Read Full Story

Amanda Knox Found Guilty in Stabbing Death of Meredith Kercher

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Amanda Knox was found guilty Thursday for the stabbing death of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. The 22-year-old American has been sentenced to a 26-year life sentence for the crime, along with Italian co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito, 25. Knox's family plans to give a short statement outside the Italian courthouse and take no questions. Kercher's parents were said to have flown to Italy to hear the verdict, which was announced at midnight, Italian time.Knox and her...Read Full Story

Amanda Knox Verdict Expected Today

By Deena Bustillo on
The Amanda Knox verdict is expected sometime today, and her family is preparing to find out if the 22-year-old on trial for killing British student Meredith Kercher will be found guilty and given a life sentence for the alleged 2007 killing. David Marriott, the spokesperson for the family, said today about the family's intentions after finding out the verdict: "If the verdict is not guilty, they will hold a press conference in Perugia at the Brufani Hotel one hour after the verdict," he...Read Full Story

Amanda Knox's Family Under Fire for Photos, Courtroom Attire

By Alicia Dennis on
Photo Agency. Things are not looking good for Amanda Knox, the 22-year-old student who is currently on trial in Italy for the sexual assault and murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher. Not only has her defense's forensics expert contradicted her co-defendant's forensic expert, her family has unwittingly fatto una bruta figura (made a bad impression) in the Italian press.Last weekend, Knox's mother, Edda Mellas, and Knox's two younger sisters, Deanna and Ashley, posed for a series...Read Full Story

Amanda Knox -- Says Italian police hit her during interrogation

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Amanda Knox, the American college student accused of slaying of Meredith Kercher while the two students were in Italy, continued to stand trial in Italy.She testified for the first time in court, saying police hit her during interrogations.From an article at the The Guardian: Knox, 21, who is on trial alongside her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele ­Sollecito, 25, said she had falsely accused a local bar owner over the ­murder because she was put under ­pressure by police."The police...Read Full Story

Amanda Knox -- American college student's murder trial in Italy continues

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Amanda Knox, the American college student accused of slaying of Meredith Kercher while the two students were in Italy, continued to stand trial in Italy.She will testify, for the first time, in court on Friday.From an article at the New York Times: For five months now in the Umbrian hill town of Perugia, an American exchange student called “Angel Face” by the tabloid press has been on trial for the murder of her roommate. On Friday, for the first time, that student, Amanda Knox will testify...Read Full Story