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Amanda Knox judge explains murder acquittalupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 19:59:00

The jury that cleared American student Amanda Knox of murder did so for lack of evidence proving she was guilty, the judge in the case said in legal paperwork published Thursday.

People.com: Amanda Knox's Taste of Freedom - Chinese Foodupdated: Sun Oct 09 2011 14:10:00

Sprung from prison, she has a secret night out, reunites with family and even sees an old boyfriend

People.com: Amanda Knox Will Reunite with Ex-Boyfriend, Her Dad Saysupdated: Fri Oct 07 2011 19:29:00

Curt Knox isn't sure if Amanda has already reached out to Raffaele Sollecito

Knox release: Media focus on unanswered questionsupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 14:30:00

The release of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito from an Italian jail after they were cleared on appeal of killing British student Meredith Kercher has received extensive coverage throughout the European media.

People.com: Amanda Knox Wins Murder Appeal, Goes Freeupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 08:48:00

She leaves an Italian prison after the decision by the appeals court

'Incredible' scene as Knox decision readupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 21:32:00

CNN's Matthew Chance recounts what happened in the courtroom as the Amanda Knox decision was read.

Italian jury clears American Amanda Knox of murderupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 21:32:00

In a ruling read to a tension-filled courtroom, an Italian jury on Monday cleared Amanda Knox of murder and other charges, nearly four years after she was arrested on suspicion of having killed her roommate in this picturesque Italian university town.

Sollecito: Families are sacrificingupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 19:43:00

Raffaele Sollecito speaks about the sacrifices made by his and Amanda Knox's families during the trial.

Knox appeal: How was her fate decided?updated: Mon Oct 03 2011 19:43:00

American Amanda Knox and her Italian former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, won their appeals of their convictions in the killing of British exchange student Meredith Kercher. Here is a guide to the Italian appeal process.

Profile: Amanda Knox co-defendant Raffaele Sollecitoupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 18:36:00

Raffaele Sollecito was a 23-year-old computer science student when his girlfriend's roommate, Meredith Kercher, was found dead in the house she shared with Amanda Knox in Perugia, Italy, four years ago.

Knox trial explainedupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 18:36:00

CNN?s Becky Anderson looks back at the four-year trial of Amanda Knox and the murder of her housemate Meredith Kercher.

Timeline: Amanda Knox trialupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 18:08:00

British college student Meredith Kercher was found dead in November 2007, her throat slashed in an Italian villa she shared with American student Amanda Knox. Knox, her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and a drifter named Rudy Guede were tried for murder.

People.com: Amanda Knox to Court: 'I Did Not Kill'updated: Mon Oct 03 2011 14:29:00

The decision is expected Monday in the appeal of the American student convicted of murder

Amanda Knox pleads for her freedom as murder appeal endsupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 12:30:00

Nearly four years after she was arrested on suspicion of having killed her roommate in this picturesque Italian university town, Amanda Knox pleaded with a jury Monday to overturn her conviction for murder.

Friends grimace at prosecutors' depiction of Knoxupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 06:52:00

It was the first house she looked at upon arriving in the small town in central Italy that would be her home for a semester abroad.

Amanda Knox growing upupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 06:52:00

Watch CNN's 'Murder Abroad: The Amanda Knox Story,' Sunday, May 8 and Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

People.com: Amanda Knox Labeled a 'Diabolic She-Devil' at Appeal Hearingupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 07:49:00

The American woman is seeking to overturn her murder conviction in Italy

Prosecutors sum up case against Knox as appeal nears endupdated: Sat Sep 24 2011 08:46:00

An Italian prosecutor in American Amanda Knox's appeal against her murder conviction put forward a vigorous defense in closing arguments Saturday of the DNA evidence used to find her guilty.

Amanda Knox's mother speaks outupdated: Sat Sep 24 2011 08:46:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper talks to the mother of Amanda Knox who is hopeful for her daughter's murder conviction appeal.

People.com: Amanda Knox May Be Freed in Italian Murder Caseupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 06:54:00

The American woman could win her appeal because of problems with DNA evidence on a knife

Murder victim's sister issues plea as Amanda Knox appeal loomsupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 14:45:00

A day before American Amanda Knox's appeal of her murder conviction resumes in an Italian appeals court, the sister of slaying victim Meredith Kercher vowed to keep fighting for justice on her behalf.

Police forensics under scrutiny in Amanda Knox appealupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 14:06:00

Italian police forensic operations came under scrutiny Saturday at the appeal of American student Amanda Knox against her murder conviction in Italy.

Is Amanda Knox closer to freedom?updated: Sat Jul 30 2011 14:06:00

Amanda Knox is appealing her conviction in an Italian court. Showbiz Tonight's AJ Hammer has more.

Experts slam forensics used to convict Amanda Knox, ex-boyfriendupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 20:30:00

Police forensic scientists involved in the Amanda Knox murder case made a series of glaring errors during their investigation, according to court-appointed experts who testified Monday in her appeal.

DNA evidence in question in Knox appealupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 20:30:00

Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and author Barbie Nadeau about the Amanda Knox appeal.

New testimony in Amanda Knox appealupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 16:44:00

CNN's Phil Black has more on the appeal of Amanda Knox, who was convicted of murdering her roomate in Italy.

Knox's mom: No celebration until Amanda is freeupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 03:08:00

The family of American student Amanda Knox is happy that new DNA analysis has called into question her murder conviction, but won't celebrate "until she walks out of that prison," her mother said Thursday.

DNA analysis may boost Amanda Knox appealupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 15:41:00

American student Amanda Knox's bid to overturn her conviction for the murder of her British roommate in Italy may have been given a boost by fresh DNA analysis.

Inmates testify for Amanda Knoxupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 03:06:00

CNN's Phil Black reports a convicted child killer is among criminals testifying on behalf of Amanda Knox for her appeal.

Evidence probe extended in Amanda Knox murder caseupdated: Sat May 21 2011 15:25:00

A probe into the evidence against Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of murder in Italy, was extended for another 40 days on Saturday, according to her attorney.

Amanda Knox case resurfaces as key hearing nearsupdated: Fri May 06 2011 13:15:00

It was the first house she looked at upon arriving in the small town in central Italy that would be her home for a semester abroad.

2010: Amanda Knox's family speaks outupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 19:08:00

Amanda Knox's parents speak about the upcoming appeal of her murder conviction and the slander charges she faces.

Amanda Knox's parents indicted, accused of libeling Italian policeupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 19:08:00

The parents of Amanda Knox, an American convicted of murdering her British roommate in 2007, were indicted Tuesday for allegedly libeling police in Perugia, Italy, Knox's mother and the family's Italian attorney said.

Evidence retested in case of American convicted of murder in Italyupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 05:59:00

Amanda Knox, the American convicted in December 2009 of the sexual assault and murder of her British roommate in Italy, is "cautiously optimistic" as she begins the lengthy appellate process in Perugia, Italy, her best friend Madison Paxton said on Saturday.

Judge allows appeal in Amanda Knox caseupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 05:59:00

Amanda Knox won a major victory Saturday in her appeal of the murder conviction in the death of her roommate.

Judge in Knox appeal allows new evidence reviews, witnessesupdated: Sat Dec 18 2010 16:48:00

American Amanda Knox won a major victory Saturday in her appeal of the murder conviction in the death of her British roommate when an Italian appellate judge granted approval of independent forensic reviews on two key pieces of evidence.

Amanda Knox: Court has made 'huge mistake'updated: Sat Dec 11 2010 07:00:00

Former American student Amanda Knox gave an emotional plea Saturday while appealing her conviction in the murder of her British roommate in Italy.

Report: Knox jurors found no planning, malice in Kercher's slayingupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 20:52:00

Jurors believed American Amanda Knox played a role in the slaying of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, but thought the death came about without any premeditation or animosity, according to a report released Thursday.

Kercher killer's sentence reduced on appealupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 13:37:00

One of the men convicted of killing British exchange student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, in 2007 has had his sentence reduced on appeal, a lawyer in the case said Tuesday.

Verdict 'shocks' Knox parentsupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 13:37:00

CNN's Larry King talks with Amanda Knox's parents after their daughter is sentenced to spend 26 years in an Italian jail.

Sollecito: Amanda Knox 'incapable of killing'updated: Sun Dec 13 2009 17:07:00

The man convicted of killing British student Meredith Kercher has given an interview from his Italian jail cell, insisting Amanda Knox is a "sweet girl" incapable of murder.

Knox jury, prosecutor decriedupdated: Sun Dec 13 2009 17:07:00

CNN's Paula Newton reports on the questions being raised in the aftermath of Amanda Knox's murder conviction.

Knox verdict leaves many questions unansweredupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 14:41:00

Amanda Knox is in an Italian jail, sentenced to spend the next 26 years there for the 2007 slaying of her roommate, Meredith Kercher, while the two were exchange students in Italy.

Knox 'ready to fight on,' parents sayupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 22:40:00

The parents of American student Amanda Knox, who was convicted of murdering British exchange student Meredith Kercher in Italy, say their daughter is ready to face the appeals process as she begins serving her 26-year prison sentence.

Amanda Knox prosecutor: We had a strong caseupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 13:11:00

Family members of Meredith Kercher said Saturday they were satisfied with the verdict that found American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, guilty of the fatal knifing of the British student.

Amanda Knox sobs as guilty verdict readupdated: Sat Dec 05 2009 06:44:00

An Italian jury has found American student Amanda Knox and her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito guilty in the stabbing death of British exchange student Meredith Kercher.

Knox awaits judgmentupdated: Sat Dec 05 2009 06:44:00

CNN's Paula Newton reports from Perugia, Italy as many await a court decision.

Verdict expected in Kercher murder trialupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 04:56:00

The jury in the trial of two people accused of murdering a British student Meredith Kercher in Italy was set to begin its deliberations Friday.

Amanda Knox tells Italian jury she's not an 'assassin'updated: Fri Dec 04 2009 02:41:00

American student Amanda Knox took the stand for a third time Thursday, telling jurors in her Italian murder trial she is not an "assassin" who killed her former roommate.

Judgment day looms in Kercher trialupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 00:03:00

Who killed 21 year old British student Meredith Kercher?

Lawyer: Vague theories and bias, but no evidence in Knox murder trialupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 17:09:00

A defense lawyer for Amanda Knox -- accused in Italy of killing her roommate -- on Tuesday said the prosecution's theory doesn't fit the facts of the case and there is not sufficient evidence to find her guilty.

Amanda Knox lawyer makes emotional plea for acquittalupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 15:21:00

A defense lawyer for Amanda Knox made an impassioned plea to the jury Wednesday as the high-profile case neared its conclusion. Knox is the American student accused of killing her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, at the villa they shared in Italy.

Amanda Knox's parents say their daughter is no killerupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 10:06:00

When Amanda Knox's parents head to Italy for closing arguments in their daughter's murder trial they'll be carrying a present they hope desperately she can use soon: a plane ticket home.

Is Amanda being railroaded?updated: Fri Nov 20 2009 11:00:00

Larry King talks to Eda Mellas, Curt Knox and others about the trial of Amanda Knox and the up coming verdict.

Prosecution closing in Amanda Knox trialupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 11:00:00

Closing arguments began Friday in the trial of American Amanda Knox with the prosecutor calling for an end to the legal saga that began with British student Meredith Kercher's death two years ago.

Kercher trial nears end two years after brutal killingupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 01:14:00

It has been two years since the body of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher was found in the house she shared with fellow students in Perugia, Italy.

Disputed evidence in spotlight as Amanda Knox trial nears endupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 11:54:00

Within weeks of British student Meredith Kercher's death in the vibrant college town of Perugia, Italy, prosecutors and police declared the case closed.

Amanda Knox's parents hope acquittal is near in murder caseupdated: Sun Oct 18 2009 18:03:00

Amanda Knox's parents are hopeful that an Italian court's decision not to re-evaluate the evidence against their daughter means she will be found not guilty of killing her roommate.

Knox family speaksupdated: Sun Oct 18 2009 18:03:00

Larry King talks to Eda Mellas and Curt Knox about up coming verdict in the trial of their daughter Amanda.

Amanda Knox's murder trial resumes in Italyupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 13:13:00

The murder trial of American student Amanda Knox in the death of her housemate two years ago resumed Monday in Italy after a summer break.

U.S. student testifies Italian police pressured herupdated: Sat Jun 13 2009 15:19:00

American student Amanda Knox, accused of killing her housemate two years ago, testified in her murder trial Saturday that she was intimidated by Italian police during questioning.

Amanda Knox murder trialupdated: Sat Jun 13 2009 15:19:00

On trial for the murder of her roommate, American student Amanda Knox arrives at an Italian courtroom.

U.S. student says she wasn't at home night roommate diedupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 16:34:00

American college student Amanda Knox told an Italian courtroom Friday that she was at the home of her boyfriend the night her roommate was killed two years ago, her attorney said.

Murder case brings 'Foxy Knoxy' infamy in Italyupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 08:51:00

The Italian media call her "Foxy Knoxy," portray her as a "devil with an angel's face," and there are 11 Facebook pages dedicated to her, all in Italian.

Perugia student murderupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 07:34:00

Prosecutors request indictments against three suspects for killing a British student. CNN's Alessio Vinci reports.

Alibi undermined in Kercher murder trialupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 07:34:00

A grocer has told a court in Italy that an American woman accused of murdering British student Meredith Kercher was in his shop the morning after the death, contradicting the timeline she had previously given.

Crowded courtroom for start of Kercher murder trialupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 14:20:00

An American woman and her Italian former boyfriend went on trial in Perugia Friday in the 2007 killing of a British exchange student, with reporters crowding the courtroom as proceedings began.

Kercher murder suspects to remain in jailupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 06:38:00

An Italian judge has ruled that two suspects in the killing of British exchange student Meredith Kercher must remain in jail while they await trial, the lawyer for one of the suspects said Thursday.

Time.com: Expat Knox to Stand Trial in Italy Murderupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 08:00:00

Knox and boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito to face their accusers in December, after third accused Guede found guilty

Kercher killer convicted; co-accused face trialupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 19:09:00

A judge Tuesday convicted Rudy Guede, a native of the Ivory Coast, in last year's murder of a British woman in Italy and sentenced him to 30 years in prison.

Judge orders one to trial in UK student's killingupdated: Tue Sep 16 2008 15:24:00

A judge ruled Tuesday that the case against one of three suspects in the slaying last November of British student Meredith Kercher will go to trial separately and on a fast track.

Italian police seek Kercher murder chargesupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 23:30:00

Italian prosecutors are requesting indictments against three suspects in connection with the November killing of a 20-year-old British student, one of the suspect's lawyers told CNN.

DNA on bra links suspect to Kercherupdated: Fri Jan 11 2008 09:32:00

DNA belonging to Raffaele Sollecito, a suspect in the murder of a British student in Italy, was found on a bra belonging to the victim, his lawyer said Friday.

Blood clues found in Kercher caseupdated: Fri Dec 21 2007 14:56:00

Forensic police investigating the killing of Meredith Kercher in Italy say they have uncovered more evidence tying the British student's American housemate to the scene of the crime.

Judge says U.S. suspect in Meredith murder 'violent'updated: Wed Dec 05 2007 11:21:00

A panel of judges in Italy said an American student held in connection with the killing of Meredith Kercher should stay in police custody because evidence suggested she had "fatal capacity for aggression," Italian media reported Wednesday.

Student murder investigationupdated: Wed Dec 05 2007 11:21:00

As CNN's Jennifer Eccleston reports, the murder trial of a British student in Italy case could rest on forensics.

Meredith roommate to stay in jailupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 12:16:00

A court has ruled that an American student and her Italian boyfriend held in connection with the death of a British student in Italy must remain in jail, according to one of the defense lawyers in the case.

Perugia paradise lostupdated: Sun Nov 25 2007 22:07:00

CNN's Jennifer Eccleston reports on how a student murder mystery in Italy is affecting an historic university town.

Suspect in Italian murder saw killer, lawyer saysupdated: Sun Nov 25 2007 22:07:00

The latest suspect in the case of murdered British student Meredith Kercher was in the victim's apartment when she was killed and tried to confront the assailant after the attack, his lawyer told CNN Sunday.

Sex, drugs and murderupdated: Thu Nov 22 2007 20:22:00

An American exchange student in Italy is a suspect in a murder mystery. CNN's Jennifer Eccleston reports.

DNA test gets a match in student slaying in Italyupdated: Thu Nov 22 2007 20:22:00

DNA testing shows that a slain British student had sex with one of the suspects being held in the case, the prosecutor's office said Thursday.

Roommate of victim says she can't recall night of slayingupdated: Thu Nov 22 2007 17:57:00

Amanda Knox has told police she's not sure what happened the night her roommate was killed in the Italian villa they shared -- but that she did not kill Meredith Kercher.

'No DNA on Meredith suspect shoes'updated: Thu Nov 22 2007 17:32:00

A suspect's shoe that appears to match a print found near the body of a murdered British student does not contain any of the victim's DNA, the Italian prosecutor's office told CNN on Thursday.

DNA evidence key to student murderupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 11:33:00

Italian investigators are awaiting the results of crucial DNA tests on evidence related to the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, as the latest suspect arrested in the case awaits his extradition to Italy.

Italy murder investigationupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 07:23:00

Police are looking for a fourth suspect in the murder of a young British woman. CNN's Jennifer Eccleston reports

'New suspect in Meredith killing'updated: Tue Nov 20 2007 18:48:00

Italian police have identified a fourth suspect in the killing of a 21-year-old British woman in Italy after linking him to a bloody fingerprint on a pillow at the scene of the crime.

Italy police hunt 4th murder suspectupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 01:19:00

Investigators probing the killing of a 21-year-old British woman in Italy say they have identified a new suspect in the case after discovering a bloody fingerprint on a pillow at the scene of the crime.

Police: DNA of victim, roommate on knifeupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 21:27:00

DNA belonging to a British woman slain in Italy has been found on a knife belonging to her roommate's boyfriend, one of three suspects in her death, Italian police said Thursday.

Time.com: A Murder Year Abroad? updated: Wed Nov 14 2007 11:00:00

An American student in Italy is a suspect in a brutal murder, and the media boils with leaks and speculation

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