Lawyer for Knox's ex-boyfriend makes final court appeal

Mar 27, 2015 6:54 AM by Cheryl Wengren

ROME (AP) - A lawyer for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend is making a last-ditch appeal to Italy's top criminal court to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox's British roommate.

Attorney Giulia Bongiorno began her defense of Raffaele Sollecito (rah-fy-EHL'-ay soh-LEH'-chee-toh) today by offering what she called a "little sampling" of the errors and contradictions of "colossal proportions" in the 2014 Florence appeals court verdict that convicted her client and Knox of killing Meredith Kercher.

Bongiorno noted, for example, that trial documents indicate that there were "no traces of Sollecito in the room" where Kercher, 21, was sexually assaulted and fatally stabbed.

The high court's verdict could come late today.

Knox, who was freed in 2011 after an earlier appeals court acquitted her, is awaiting the verdict in Seattle.


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