Amanda Knox Found Guilty


Wow: After a long, sensational trial, a jury in Perugia, Italy, has found American exchange student Amanda Knox guilty of stabbing her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, to death two years ago, despite a startling lack of physical evidence. Her Italian boyfriend, who was accused of helping her slash her roommate’s throat during a “sex game gone wrong,” has already been convicted and is serving 25 years in prison. Knox, now 22, has been sentenced to 26 years in prison. Together, the pair will have to pay the family of Meredith Kercher $7 million, in part to ensure that this follows them for the rest of their lives.

Update: Apparently, the jury was “captivated” by an animated movie made by the prosecution that laid out what supposedly happened. A CNN reporter described the “reenactment” (imagineactment?) as being of “Lara Croft”–level quality.

Related: Perugia’s Prime Suspect [VF]