Amanda Knox on NBC News' 'Today' show [Getty]
She’s always pleaded her innocence in the murder of Meredith Kercher. But this week an Italian court released a 337-page document detailing why it decided to reconvict Amanda Knox for the brutal killing earlier this year.
Meredith was murdered in Perugia in November 2007 in the cottage she shared with Knox. In the document, the court revealed it was Knox who delivered the fatal knife blow, out of a desire to ‘overpower and humiliate’ Meredith.
The document also detailed statements taken from Rudy Guede – who is currently serving a 16-year sentence for killing Meredith – which said Meredith had previously accused Knox of taking money from her room.
Prosecutors had originally argued the murder was the result of a sex game gone wrong. But this document appears to dismiss that theory, with the judges saying group sex ‘was not compatible with Meredith’s character’. Instead they say the killing followed an argument between Meredith and Knox which ‘exploded into violence’.
‘The blade which produced the wound on the left side of the neck, from which most of the blood emerged and which caused the death of Meredith Kercher was held by Amanda Knox’, the court report said.
Knox and former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted of Meredith’s murder in 2009 before being acquitted in 2011. They were both reconvicted following a retrial in January.
Knox responded yesterday, saying the court document was ‘not supported by any credible evidence or logic’. With she and Sollecito expected to appeal against their reconviction, the case is far from over…