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Amanda Knox's former boyfriend distances himself in Italian murder appeal

By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - The ex-boyfriend of Amanda Knox is distancing himself from the U.S. former exchange student, convicted of murdering her British roommate in an Italian university town, as he pursues his own appeal in the case, his U.S.-based lawyer said on Wednesday.

Amanda Knox defiant after second murder conviction

By Susan Heavey and Naomi O'Leary WASHINGTON/FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - Amanda Knox vowed on Friday to fight her second conviction for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 while the two were students together in the Italian university town of Perugia. Speaking on U.S. television a day after her conviction by a court in Florence, the 26-year-old American said she would never willingly return to Italy to serve the 28-1/2-year sentence handed down by judges.

Amanda Knox conviction in Italy could spur lengthy extradition fight

By Jonathan Kaminsky (Reuters) - Italy's conviction of Amanda Knox for the murder of her British roommate when the two were exchange students together could spur a drawn-out fight over extradition in the United States, where supporters contend she is the victim of a faulty foreign justice system.

Knox vows to fight conviction 'to the very end'

An emotional Amanda Knox told US television on Friday that she "couldn't believe" a court in Italy had again found her guilty of murder, vowing to fight her conviction "to the very end." In her first television interview after an Italian court on Thursday reinstated her guilty verdict for the murder of Meredith Kercher, the American, fighting back tears, told ABC television that she would fight any return to Italy -- even if it meant going to the US Supreme Court.

Knox stunned by guilty verdict, vows to fight conviction

An emotional Amanda Knox said Friday she had been left reeling after an Italian court again found her guilty for murder, and vowed she would never return willingly to serve her sentence. Knox, 26, was sentenced in absentia to 28 years and six months in prison for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher in the latest dramatic twist in the long-running legal saga. Both Knox and her former lover Raffaele Sollecito, who was sentenced to 25 years, have fiercely maintained their innocence and vowed to appeal.

Knox stunned by guilty verdict, vows to fight conviction

An emotional Amanda Knox said Friday she had been left reeling after an Italian court again found her guilty for murder, and vowed she would never return willingly to serve her sentence. Knox, 26, was sentenced in absentia to 28 years and six months in prison for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher in the latest dramatic twist in the long-running legal saga. Both Knox and her former lover Raffaele Sollecito, who was sentenced to 25 years, have fiercely maintained their innocence and vowed to appeal.

Knox vows to fight conviction 'to the very end'

Amanda Knox has told US television on Friday that she "couldn't believe" a court in Italy had again found her guilty of murder, vowing to fight her conviction "to the very end". In her first television interview after an Italian court on Thursday reinstated her guilty verdict for the murder of Meredith Kercher, the American, her voice quivering, told ABC television that she would fight any return to Italy. "I will never go willingly back... I'm going to fight this to the very end," she said, adding "it's not right and it's not fair".

Amanda Knox: Cold-hearted murderer or innocent abroad?

From seductive "she-devil" to naive girl-next-door, the mystery over American Amanda Knox's true character has been central to the long-running murder case which took yet another dramatic twist on Thursday. An Italian court, following almost 12 hours of deliberation, reinstated her guilty verdict for the murder of British housemate Meredith Kercher, potentially paving the way for a protracted and public extradition struggle between the US and Italy.

Kercher family want truth after Knox murder verdict upheld

The family of murdered British student Meredith Kercher said Friday it was still "on a journey for the truth" after an Italian court reinstated a guilty verdict against Amanda Knox and Raffaelle Sollecito. Stephanie Kercher, Meredith's sister, told a press conference in Florence that the family may never "really know what happened that night, which is obviously something we'll have to come to terms with."

Italian convicted in Knox murder case stopped near Austria border

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - Italian police found Raffaele Sollecito close to the Austrian border, authorities said on Friday, a day after a court upheld his conviction with U.S. student Amanda Knox of the 2007 murder of Briton Meredith Kercher. The court sentenced Sollecito to 25 years in jail for the murder and ordered his passport seized, judging him to be at risk of flight because of links abroad.
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