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2008-09-16 12:00:34

Italian officials Tuesday had the first preliminary court hearing in last year's killing of 21-year-old British exchange student Meredith Kercher. The court hearing in Perugia was the first chance for Kercher's family to come face-to-face with two of the suspects, U.S. student Amanda Knox, 21, and Ivory Coast immigrant Rudy Guede, also 21, The Times of London reported. Not present in the courtroom was a third suspect, Raffaele Sollecito, 24, who prosecutors say was Knox's boyfriend and...

2008-09-16 12:00:34

By ROSA SILVERMAN The three people being held over the murder of Leeds University student Meredith Kercher were due to appear before an Italian court today. American Amanda Knox (21), her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito (24) and Rudy Hermann Guede (21), originally from the Ivory Coast, are due to appear before a judge at a closed pre-trial hearing in the Italian town of Perugia. Speaking ahead of the hearing, the family of Miss Kercher said they hoped justice would finally...

2008-09-16 12:00:34

By ROSA SILVERMAN One of the suspects in the murder of Meredith Kercher failed to turn up in court in Italy for a hearing today. 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. 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 refused to...

2008-09-07 15:00:18

A U.S. woman and her ex-boyfriend, accused of killing British student Meredith Kercher, have plotted to blame a third suspect, a lawyer alleges. Amanda Knox, 21, of Seattle and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 24, are working through their attorneys to blame the slaying on Rudy Guede, 21, a part-time gardener from the Ivory Coast, Guede's attorney, Walter Biscotti, said. "There is a clear desire to make Rudy the guilty party, and it's clear they will try anything," Biscotti...

2008-09-05 12:05:00

Authorities say they aren't at liberty to identify who posted a $500,000 bond in Orange County, Fla., to free the mother of missing child Caylee Anthony. The Orange County Corrections Department said in a news release that Casey Anthony, whose 3-year-old daughter has been missing since June, will soon be released from jail where she as being held on 12 charges, CNN reported Friday. "I have verified that the jail is now in possession of paperwork provided by the Clerk of the Court that will...

2008-08-29 09:00:31

By Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. -- A bounty hunter who helped free the mother of a missing Florida toddler wants his associates to withdraw her bail. That could force Casey Anthony to return to jail unless she can find another way to cover the $500,000 bail. Anthony was freed last Thursday. Her family said that would help find missing 3-year-old Caylee Anthony. But bounty hunter Leonard Padilla says the 22-year-old mother hasn't cooperated since her release. Caylee hasn't been...

2008-08-18 18:00:47

Moors murderer Ian Brady has complained he does not get paid as much as other patients at the top-security hospital where he is held. The five-times child killer, currently in Ashworth Hospital, Merseyside, claims he is only getting pounds 25 a week - while others at the hospital get pounds 100. As he is being held as a "prison transfer", Brady, aged 70, is entitled to pounds 1,300 of taxpayers' cash a year - but less than the amount for full-time patients. In a letter to his...

2008-08-18 18:00:47

By STEPHEN WHITE MOORS murderer Ian Brady has complained he does not get paid as much as other patients at the hospital where he is held. The five-times child killer, currently in Ashworth Hospital, Maghull, claims he is only getting pounds 25 a week - while others get pounds 100. As he is being held as a "prison transfer", Brady, 70, is entitled to pounds 1,300 of taxpayers' cash a year - but less than the amount for full-time patients. In a letter to his solicitor and local MP,...

2008-08-15 00:00:17

By Marie Price Each October, Taylor Behl turns a year older on her MySpace page, but not in life. If you look closely, you see that Behl last logged on to her page on Sept. 4, 2005. Behl, 17, was last seen on surveillance video at her Virginia Commonwealth University dormitory the next night, leaving with 38-year-old Benjamin Fawley. Less than a year later, Fawley was convicted of Behl's murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison. Police Internet experts say Fawley used sites such as...

2008-08-12 18:00:16

Investigators using dogs searched a wooded area Tuesday near the Florida house where the grandparents of a missing 3-year-old girl live. Orange County sheriff's deputies apparently found no trace of Caylee Anthony, WKMG-TV, Orlando, reported. Another area was searched Monday. Casey Anthony, the missing toddler's mother, remains jailed on $500,000 bail. An appeals court refused Monday to reduce her bail. Caylee's family reported her missing in July. Casey was arrested soon after on...


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