The Italian court that upheld Amanda Knox's murder conviction released a 300-page document explaining its reasoning on Tuesday. The document discusses several key factors in Meredith Kercher's murder that have been mis-told or left out of the story so far.
"The court found that Knox and Kercher fought over money the night of the murder, and that it wasn't a sex game gone wrong." (Via CBC)
"The court said at least two knives used to attack Kercher, and there were also imprints on her body, indicating someone had held her down." (Via WBOC)
"Now the court says Meredith Kercher's wounds indicated that there was more than one aggressor, but it says Knox delivered the fatal blow." (Via News 12 Long Island)
The story of Knox's study abroad trip to Italy has seen several narrative changes since Kercher's 2007 death in their shared apartment.
Knox and her then-boyfriend were convicted in 2008. Knox served four years of her prison term before that conviction was overturned and she was able to return to the U.S. (Via ABC)
But the Italian appeals court — the court that released the documents Tuesday — reinstated her conviction in January of this year and severely chided the court that overturned it.
The new report looked into extensive forensic evidence and Knox's own testimony to conclude Knox was intending to "bully and humiliate" her roommate that night, according to The Guardian.
Knox responded to the documents in a statement maintaining her innocence. It was obtained by KING: "I am innocent of the accusation against me, and the recent Motivation document does not – and cannot – change the fact of my innocence."
But now, the next step is for the Italian supreme court to hear another appeal. This time, it will take into account the conclusion reached by the reasoning. (Via WPTV)
If she is convicted again, it's possible Knox will be extradited back to Italy to serve her sentence. She's been residing in the U.S. since 2011, after her original conviction was overturned.