Amanda Knox due to face Italian court today
The American suspect in the Meredith Kercher murder case, Amanda Knox, is due to appear in court today for the first time since the publication of an official report that placed her at the murder scene.
Foxy Knoxy, 21, and her ex-boyfriend, Italian Raffaele Sollecito, 24, deny killing Kercher, 21. The British Erasmus exchange student was found dead in November 2007 in a Perugia flat.
The report was published by the judge in the trial of third suspect 21-year-old Rudy Hermann Guede, who was convicted of Kercher’s murder and jailed last October for 30 years.
Judge Micheli wrote that he believed that Amanda Knox let Guede into the house she and Kercher shared on the night of the murder. He added that he believed Kercher, from south London, was the victim of a plan to satisfy her assailants’ sexual instincts.
The court is set, too, today to hear its first witness testimony, which will include the neighbours who found Kercher’s two mobile phones in a nearby garden.
Both Knox and Sollecito‘s defence team argue that DNA evidence against the two suspects is contaminated and flawed.