Knox's 2007 murder case is overturned

World / Crime & Legal Mar 28, 2015

Knox's 2007 murder case is overturned

Italy's highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, British student Meredith Kercher, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic. "Finished!" Knox's ...

Knox struck 'mortal blow' in killing: Italy court

World / Crime & Legal Apr 30, 2014

Knox struck 'mortal blow' in killing: Italy court

The Italian appeals court that reinstated the conviction against Amanda Knox in her British roommate's 2007 murder said in a lengthy reasoning made public on Tuesday that Knox herself delivered the fatal blow out of a desire to "overpower and humiliate" the victim. Presiding Judge ...

Italian Justice Ministry investigating Knox judge

World / Crime & Legal Feb 4, 2014

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. Annamaria Cancellieri said in a one-line statement that she has asked the ...

World / Crime & Legal Feb 2, 2014

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. Judge Alessandro Nencini also suggested in an interview with ...

U.S. extradition precedents don't favor Amanda Knox

World / Crime & Legal Feb 1, 2014

U.S. extradition precedents don't favor Amanda Knox

Roman Polanski, Edward Snowden, Manuel Noriega — over the years, the famous and the infamous have been caught up in the legal process called extradition, which governs whether one country will turn over fugitives from justice to another country. It may be the turn of ...

Amanda Knox awaits another verdict in retrial of Italy murder case

World Jan 30, 2014

Amanda Knox awaits another verdict in retrial of Italy murder case

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. Whatever is decided this week, the ...