January 15, 2019

Amanda Knox: I'll be a fugitive if found guilty again of murder

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With a new verdict in the Meredith Kercher murder case just days away, suspect Amanda Knox has said for the first time that she is prepared to be a fugitive from Italian justice if she is convicted.

Asked what she will do if found guilty on January 30 of killing the British student in Perugia in 2007, Knox said: “In that case I will be… a fugitive.”

The 26-year-old American was convicted of fatally stabbing Ms Kercher in 2009 along with her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 29. They were acquitted in 2011 on appeal after four years in an Italian jail.

Knox returned to her home town of Seattle to resume her studies before Italy’s supreme court ordered a new trial last year.

A prosecutor has now demanded that she serve 30 years, claiming the supreme court had “razed” the arguments made by the appeal court.

With the new trial coming to an end in Florence, Knox said today she had wanted to return to Italy to appear in court, but was afraid of being arrested, even before a conviction.


Article by Tom Kington
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fugitive (adj) running away or fleeing, as from the law
convicted (adj) proved to be guilty of a crime by a court of law
stabbing (n) an attack in which someone is stabbed
to acquit (v) to state officially that someone is not guilty of the crime theywere accused of
to demand (v) a very firm statement that you want something
to raze (v) to completely destroy a building or town


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