Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

February 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Amanda Knox attorneys appeal slander conviction

Amanda Knox on her return to Seattle last October. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Attorneys for Amanda Knox in Italy have appealed her conviction of slandering Congolese bar owner Diya “Patrick” Lumumba in Perugia, Italy, according to a story by Reuters news service.

The news comes from David Marriott, a spokesman for the Knox family for several years, who told Reuters the appeal was filed in an Italian court Monday.

Knox, of West Seattle, was convicted of slandering Lumumba while she was being questioned by police in connection with the slaying of her British roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia in 2007. Knox was later convicted of the killing, along with her former Italian boyfriend, but both convictions were reversed on appeal late last year.

Knox, who said she was pressured by police at the time, had falsely implicated Lumumba in Kercher’s death. Lumumba was jailed, but released after two weeks.

Lumumba was cleared of any connection with the murder.

 

Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Amanda Knox, Diya "Patrick" Lumumba, Italy

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►