Italy: life imprisonment required appeal against American Amanda Knox

PERUGIA, Italy – On saturday a sentence of life imprisonment was required against American Amanda Knox, considered on appeal of murdering her roommate in Perugia UK in 2007 in central Italy.

The young 24 year old woman remained unmoved by hearing the Advocate General Giancarlo Costagliola requiring the life imprisonment. He asked the same penalty for her co-defendant, her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito.

At trial, Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were sentenced respectively to 26 and 25 years in prison for the murder of Meredith Kercher. Both maintain their innocence.

Earlier Saturday, another representative of the prosecution, Manuela Comodi, had defended the physical evidence, including DNA analysis, presented by the prosecution in the first trial, challenging the results of an independent investigation that criticized the work of the police in this case high profile. The results of genetic analysis are crucial in this case even though no clear motive has been established to explain the particularly bloody killing of the young Briton.

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