Amanda Knox process must be repeated

The Italian Supreme Court has decided that the trial of American student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito about.


The Supreme Court in Italy has decided to the case of the brutal murder of a British student in Perugia Italy to reopen. The plaintiffs had the acquittal of Amanda Knox in court challenged.

Amanda Knox

The new process will take place in Florence.

Brutal murder

The case began in November 2007 when the British exchange student Meredith Kercher was found undressed in her room. Research showed that Kercher was raped, tortured and finally the throat was cut.

The Italian police arrested the American Amanda Knox, who at that time shared with a student Meredith Kercher, and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito. Two years later, in 2009, the couple was found guilty for the murder bizarre . The couple would have worked out their fantasies on the British student and then killed with the help of a third man, the drug dealer Rudy Guede.

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were sentenced to 26 and 25 years in prison.Guede, who admitted to have had a relationship with Meredith Kercher murder her but continues to deny, was convict to 16 years in prison.


Knox and Sollecito fought the case on appeal. After four years in jail to stay, they were acquitted for lack of evidence and remained Rudy Guede as the only guilty about. The defense had succeeded in gaps in the forensic investigation to uncover. It found DNA material that was decisive during the trial in 2009, turned out to be unusable.

On a 30 inch long kitchen knife that was found in the kitchen of Sollecito, DNA traces were found of Knox on the handle and Kercher on the blade. But the amount of DNA from Meredith on the blade was so low that it was evidence. In addition, the bloodied bra clasp of Meredith found DNA from Sollecito. But this was contaminated because police carelessly proceeded during the investigation, as they include dirty gloves.

Unsolved mystery

Nevertheless, it remains a mysterious case of unsolved riddles. To date, the innocence of Knox and Sollecito actually never proven. Especially the behavior of Knox shortly after the murder of Kercher raises many questions.

Four days after the murder showed Amanda the bartender Diya ‘Patrick’ Lumumba as killer so he spent two weeks in jail had to stay. A few days later she pulled that statement again. To family and friends telling them striking detail about the murder of her roommate. Knox and Sollecito, who normally never turn off their mobile phones, which have proved to have done between 9 pm and 6 am on the night of the murder.Finally, there is the short story that Amanda wrote for the murder of two students to kick a girl drugging and raping. Guede That sole perpetrator remains is also unlikely.Research showed that the expression stabbed in the body of Kercher by at least two people were applied. Giovanni Galati, one of the plaintiffs, is still convinced that Knox and Sollecito are guilty and hopes that their acquittal will be destroyed. Also Stephanie Kercher, sister of the murdered British student, hoping that the case be reopened and a new light on the death of her sister will throw. “There are still too many unresolved questions,” she says.

Knox absent on retrial?

Both Amanda Knox, who currently resides in the Ameri Chancellor Seattle, and Raffaele Sollecito, to the southern Italian coast lives, must be present at the trial in Florence. Several analysts assume that Knox will be absent as they chance that the United States will extradite to Italy Knox small fit.

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