- Title: ITALY: Amanda Knox says Italy murder sentence a mistake
- Date: 12th December 2010
- Summary: PERUGIA, ITALY (DECEMBER 11, 2010) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF PERUGIA APPEALS COURT SIGN FOR APPEALS COURT REPORTERS OUTSIDE COURT BUILDING AMANDA KNOX BEING ESCORTED OUT OF COURTROOM RAFFAELE SOLLECITO BEING ESCORTED OUT OF COURTROOM LAWYERS AND JOURNALISTS INSIDE COURTROOM (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) KERCHER FAMILY LAWYER, FRANCESCO MARESCA, SAYING: "I think the apologies come far too late, they also come after Meredith's father, in one of the few interviews that he gave last week, said he had not heard anyone talking in remembrance of his daughter, they were totally inappropriate and seemed to me to serve only the interest of this appeal trial." SOLLECITO'S LAWYER LUCA MAORI IN COURT (SOUNDBITE) (English) KNOX'S STEPFATHER CHRIS MELLAS, SAYING: "Yeah, no, she spoke and it was nice, it was very emotional, it was difficult for us to hear her crying and you know, fighting for her freedom. But at the same time it was something that needed to be said, so it was good." KNOX BEING ESCORTED INTO COURTROOM AFTER RECESS SOLLECITO BEING ESCORTED INTO COURTROOM AFTER RECESS KNOX SEATED KNOX SEATED, SURROUNDED BY POLICE OFFICERS
- Embargoed: 27th December 2010 12:00
- Location: Italy, Italy
- Country: Italy
- Reuters ID: LVADG4EFDLFJZFJYLGV9IDX30AUC
- Story Text: Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito appeared in court in Perugia on Saturday (December 11) for the second hearing of their appeal against their murder sentences.
During the hearing Knox, the American jailed in Italy for the murder of her British flatmate Meredith Kercher, insisted they were innocent and said it was a mistake to keep her in prison.
Knox, whose case drew huge interest around the world, was sentenced to 26 years in prison in December last year for her part in the killing of 21-year old Kercher after what judges said was a frenzied sex game that spiralled out of control.
Her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, and another man, Rudy Guede, were also convicted for their role in the murder
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