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July 1, 2014 at 5:52 AM

Amanda Knox’s ex-beau: Evidence points to my innocence

By FRANCES D’EMILIO  Associated Press ROME — Amanda Knox’s former Italian boyfriend said Tuesday the American student provided alibis for him that he will use to try to persuade Italy’s court of last resort to dismiss his conviction for the murder of her British roommate. Raffaele Sollecito hopes the Court of Cassation will rule he deserves…

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June 18, 2014 at 7:37 AM

Amanda Knox defense turns to Italy’s last resort court

The Associated Press Amanda Knox’s lawyers have formally asked Italy’s court of last resort to review the U.S. student’s appeals court conviction for the 2007 stabbing murder of her British roommate. Defense lawyer Luciano Ghirga told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the paperwork was submitted last week to the Court of Cassation, Italy’s highest criminal court. Knox’s…

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November 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Amanda Knox book cover released

Amanda Knox’s book on her ordeal in Perugia, Italy, won’t be out until April next year, but the book cover is… Publisher HarperCollins has released a photo of the cover showing Knox, who’s now 25, looking solemn and straight ahead. Knox and her one-time Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted in an Italian court in the…

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November 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Title, release date announced for Amanda Knox memoir

The Associated Press Amanda Knox’s upcoming memoir has a title, a cover design and a new publication date. HarperCollins announced today that the book is titled “Waiting to be Heard.” It will come out April 30, two months later than originally scheduled. The date was changed out of deference to the court in Italy that scheduled a March 25…

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March 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Amanda Knox parents’ defamation trial postponed

The Associated Press MILAN – The defamation trial of Amanda Knox’s parents in Italy has been postponed until next year after key witnesses could not attend a hearing. Knox was freed on appeal last year after the court ruled there was no conclusive evidence that she was involved in the brutal slaying of her British roommate Meredith…

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March 15, 2012 at 12:20 PM

UPDATE: Amanda Knox’s former boyfriend has a book deal

The Associated Press UPDATE: 12:20 p.m. Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, will be the first to tell about the Italian murder case that made them famous worldwide. Sollecito, 27, has a deal with Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books for a book scheduled to come out this fall. Knox’s memoir is due next year. The publisher announced Thursday that…

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March 15, 2012 at 12:20 PM

UPDATE: Amanda Knox's former boyfriend has a book deal

The Associated Press UPDATE: 12:20 p.m. Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, will be the first to tell about the Italian murder case that made them famous worldwide. Sollecito, 27, has a deal with Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books for a book scheduled to come out this fall. Knox’s memoir is due next year. The publisher announced Thursday that…

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February 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Amanda Knox attorneys appeal slander conviction

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…

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January 25, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Amanda Knox attorney: She may return to Italy

Amanda Knox back to Italy? ABC news has spoken with one of her attorneys, Carlo Dalla Vedova, who says his client loves Italy and may head back to Perugia to testify on behalf of her parents who are charged with slandering police there. Knox, a former University of Washington student from West Seattle,  spent four years…

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