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Arguments in the Amanda Knox Case Concluded this Week

Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox

Final arguments were Monday in the Italian re-re-trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of Meredith Kercher. They were initially convicted of having a role in the murder, then acquitted on the appeal, which  was basically a retrial. As the case has worn on, more doubt has been cast on the evidence relied upon for the conviction, and the original prosecutor has been found guilty of abuse of office for another situation. Another man, Rudy Guede, has been convicted of the murders in a separate trial, and sentenced to prison. Prosecutors allege that Knox and her then-boyfriend assisted, possibly as part of a sex game. A decision on the retrial is not expected for a week or more.