January 30th, 2014
08:36 PM ET

Amanda Knox convicted of murder again

Amanda Knox found guilty ... again.

For the second time, an Italian court convicted the former American exchange student of murder.
Knox and her ex-boyfriend, Rafaelle So-lech-ito, were both found guilty of killing Knox's roommate, Meredith Kercher, in 2009.

That verdict, was overturned on appeal in 2011 and Knox was set free.

Amanda Knox found guilty of murder again by Italian court

Knox watched this trial from her home in Seattle and released a statement saying:

"I am frightened and saddened by this unjust verdict. Having been found innocent before, I expected better from the Italian justice system. The evidence and accusatory theory do not justify a verdict of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Rather, nothing has changed. There has always been a marked lack of evidence. My family and I have suffered greatly from this wrongful persecution."

Here's what we do know about the evidence. According the police:

  • A knife found at Rafaelle Sollecito's apartment had both Amanda's and Meredith's DNA
  • Meredith's bra clasp tested positive for Rafaelle's DNA
  • Knox made a false confession.
  • A bloody footprint in the bathroom prosecutors say belongs to Sollecito and a bloody shoe print found next to Kercher's body belonged to Sollecito.
  • A homeless man claims he saw the couple near the house the night of the murder.

All of this evidence was challenged by the defense and an appeals court ruled in Knox's favor in 2011. Now she has been convicted again. A judge sentenced Knox to 28 and a half years in prison.

OutFront: Steve Moore, he's a former FBI special agent and wrote a book about this case. CNN legal analyst and former homicide prosecutor, Paul Callan.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Harry Belafonte

    Michellesings is the wife of Steve Moore. She is famous for being dragged kicking & scowling from a court room in Italy, following an attack on a prosecutor.

    What a family the Moore's are. We have a disgraced form school cop in Steve, attempting to make $$$ from this murder & his sociopathic wife, who regularly attacks Meredith Kerchers family.

    You're relatives must be very proud.

    May 13, 2014 at 5:29 am | Reply
    • michellesings

      What a great lawsuit I'd have if I actually wanted to go after this person. Dragging... hmm. Screaming.. love it.

      June 30, 2014 at 11:45 pm | Reply
      • Wombling free

        What a great lawsuit you would have? Please do explain. There's plenty of evidence of your (and your other half's – is that Hannibal from the 'A' team?) insensitive comments about the Kerchers. As for 'dragging' and 'screaming', you're sounding like the murderer you cheerlead for. Well feel free to indulge and cling to the legs of AK whilst she's being dragged back to Italy – I'm sure there would be plenty of people willing to pay for you a ticket so you can face all the people you have libeled. You and your embarrassing other half would be seriously entertaining if there wasn't such a tragedy behind all of this.

        July 4, 2014 at 4:55 pm | Reply
  2. Clarkey

    Michellesings....sings?; more like rants. Funny how you're doing your hubby Steve Moore's fighting for him. How embarrassing. So who was your hubby's source then? Amnesia herself? ps Be careful – that 'corrupt' Prosecutor may come knocking on your door charging you with libel some day (after he's finished with Amanda & Co of course).

    March 21, 2014 at 6:55 pm | Reply
  3. michellesings

    Mr. Prosecutor Lawyer, the amount of disrespect with your little statement shows how thin skinned you are.
    The fact that you showed up and hadn't even done your homework (other than what you read from a very biased guilter who you thanked for his "credible sources"...wow. That biased guilter is the brother the of the victim. This poor family has been told more lies from a corrupt Prosecutor (read about him, his name is Giuliano Mignini–even Judges in the US already knew him as crazy) and as an attorney you should also know that oftentimes the family of the victim sticks to the very first thing they believed to be the truth about that horrid crime. It gives them SOME sense of closure. As new information comes out, often times families can't let go of what first gave them closure. It's too difficult to let go of that little closure they already have gained. Shame on you for being lazy. I'm super unimpressed. Steve Moore has studied this case 1000's of hours. He knows what he was talking about, as does John Douglas, Mike Heavey, Greg Hampikian, Mark Olshaker, the list is simply too long. And your source...based on bias. Wow.

    January 31, 2014 at 2:40 am | Reply
    • laptoplip

      Michelle Moore and her husband are an opportunistic couple who like knox and rafa make money from the murder of an aspiring beautiful girl.just follow @G.man moore @michellesings to see what sort of trolling of the kerchers they participate in. Disgusting. Shame on them.justiceformeredith pls visitthemurderofmeredithkercher.com

      June 28, 2014 at 6:56 am | Reply
      • michellesings

        I'm sorry, which Kercher's? You know good and well that we've never made a dime off of this case and yet you say this? Again, I call that defamation.

        July 2, 2014 at 4:39 am | Reply

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