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2008-10-31 20:09:55

The romance between the U.S. student and her Italian boyfriend, both on trial for the death of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy, is over, the man said. There was a love affair between the American student Amanda Knox and her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, The Times of London reported Friday. Speaking to his lawyers, Sollecito said Knox remained "a dear friend," and he wished her well. "She is someone with whom I have shared a tragedy which is bigger than both of us and...

2008-10-27 12:00:21

An American student living in Italy was at the scene when her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, was slain in their apartment, attorneys say. Italian prosecutors say Amanda Knox of Seattle, her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and Perugia, Italy, resident Rudy Guede all participated in the November 2007 rape and slaying of Kercher. But Knox and Sollecito have maintained a tacit pact in which they have agreed not to testify against each other, The Times of London reported. That pact...

2008-10-26 15:00:14

Rudy Guede's attorney says his client was framed in the death of Meredith Kercher, a British exchange student slain in Italy last year. A verdict is expected Tuesday in Guede's case, while a judge is expected to rule this week on whether Amanda Knox, 21, of Seattle, and her Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 24, are to be tried for murder, The Sunday Times of London reported. Guede, 21, who opted for a fast-track trial, was in the Perugia house shared by Kercher and Knox but was in...

2008-10-18 21:00:14

An Italian prosecutor said Saturday that an exchange student from Seattle stabbed her roommate because she refused to participate in an orgy. Amanda Knox is one of three people charged with killing Meredith Kercher, a student from Britain, in December. Giuliano Mignini gave the prosecution's theory of the crime at the end of the trial of a co-defendant, Rudy Guede, The Independent reported. Mignini asked the court to impose a life sentence on Guede, who asked for a fast-track trial and...

2008-09-27 18:00:23

THREE suspects in the brutal murder of a British student last night dismissed a socalled key witness as a "liar". First to speak out against his testimony was Amanda Knox, 21. "Foxy Knoxy" was the flatmate of Meredith Kercher, 21, who was stabbed to death in the bedroom of the student digs they shared. Hekuran Kokomani told the court in Perugia, Italy, he had been threatened by the three suspects - Knox, Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede - outside the house. He said Knox wielded a...

2008-09-27 00:00:30

News in brief Amanda Knox, left, has come face-to-face in an Italian court with her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 24, for the first time since they were remanded in custody last November, accused of murdering Meredith Kercher. They exchanged smiles at the pre-trial hearing, which focused on the testimony of an Albanian man, Hekuran Kokomani. He has claimed he saw them with the third accused - Rudy Guede, 21, a migrant from Ivory Coast, who was also in court - outside the house in...

2008-09-25 12:00:32

Italian prosecutors have requested formal murder charges against three suspects in the killing of British woman Meredith Kercher. Prosecutors in Perugia want 21-year-old American Amanda Knox, her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, and Ivory Coast citizen Rudy Hermann Guede to be tried in connection with the death of Ms Kercher. Ms Kercher, a 21-year-old student from Leeds University, was found dead in November in a pool of blood in the house she shared with Knox in the...

2008-09-17 16:51:27

ONE of the suspects in the murder of Meredith Kercher failed to turn up in court in Italy for a hearing yesterday. American Amanda Knox, 21, and Rudy Hermann Guede, 21, originally from the Ivory Coast, appeared before a judge at the closed pre- trial hearing in Perugia. There was no sign of the third suspect, Knox's Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 24, as Knox and Guede took their places in the courtroom. His lawyer Marco Brusco refused to say why his client had not been...

2008-09-16 21:00:22

American Amanda Knox, 21, and Rudy Hermann Guede, 21, originally from the Ivory Coast, appeared before a judge at the closed pre- trial hearing in the Italian town of Perugia.But there was no sign of the third suspect, Knox's former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 24, as Knox and Guede took their places in the courtroom.His lawyer Marco Brusco later refused to say why his client was not in court when asked by reporters.As Knox arrived, she appeared to be handcuffed to police...


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