Update: Amanda Knox/Meredith Kercher case

Rudy Guede, Amanda Knox, Raffaelo Sollecito


(the post below is from 2008.)

On Friday, News agencies reported that new evidence has surfaced that supports that Amanda Knox and Raffaelo Solecitto were not in her and Meredith Kercher’s Italian residence at the time of the murder of Ms. Kercher.

Rudy Guede, convicted of murdering Ms. Kercher, is said to have confided in his cellmate, Mario Alessi, allegedly stating that a second man was the murderer in this case and that neither Ms. Knox or Mr. Sollecito were in the home at the time.

While Ms. Knox’s case is under appeal and new evidence is not permissible in an appeal in Italy, this certainly adds a new twist to this already complicated case. The appeal will be based on a careful dissection of a recently released report that details the reasons for the guilty verdict.  Ms. Knox’s attorney claims there are gross inconsistencies that will serve as grounds for the appeal.  One example is that the court found that it was not a premeditated murder, but Ms. Knox’s father, Curt Knox, asks why his daughter would carry a kitchen knife with her from Ms. Sollecito’s house to her own?  The court document references a second knife that was not raised in court, suggesting that perhaps the first knife was not used in the murder. More details on the inconsistencies can be found in this Seattle news video.

It will take at least 9 months before a new judge and jury will hear her case.