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bijou
10-29-2008, 12:11 PM
Sunday will mark one year since a 21-year-old British exchange student was found slashed to death in the apartment she shared with her angel-faced American roommate Amanda Knox in the picturesque Italian city of Perugia.

Knox, 21, her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, and Rudy Guede, from the Ivory Coast, were accused of the Nov. 2 rape and murder of Meredith Kercher. The case has generated months of lurid headlines around the world, and featured as much confusion as prurient curiosity. A Perugia judge offered the first big dose of clarity late Tuesday after all the contradicting defense alibis, allegations of police mishandling of evidence and a prosecutorial reconstruction more chilling than any tabloid account. After 12 hours of deliberation, Judge Paolo Micheli found Guede, 21, guilty of the murder and rape of Kercher, and ordered Knox and Sollecito to stand trial on the same charges.

Micheli sentenced Guede, who'd requested a fast-track trial, to 30 years in prison, a reduction granted by the abbreviated procedure after prosecutors had requested the maximum life sentence. The victim's parents, who had come from their home in Surrey, England, to follow the trial, were present at the closed-door reading of the verdict, and according to their lawyer were satisfied with the judge's decision.

...More at the link (http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1854610,00.html)

noonwitch
10-29-2008, 01:03 PM
I saw her on the news this morning-that girl has the dead eyes of a sociopath. I know that's not enough evidence to convict her, but....

bijou
10-29-2008, 01:14 PM
I saw her on the news this morning-that girl has the dead eyes of a sociopath. I know that's not enough evidence to convict her, but....

For obvious reasons this has had a lot of publicity in Britain and having seen quite a lot of footage of Amanda Knox I agree with your assessment.