Court Document claims Amanda Knox killed Kercher after argument about money
FLORENCE, Italy (NBC) – An Italian court has released a document, giving its reasoning for finding Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend guilty of murder in January.
Meredith Kercher, 21, was brutally attacked and died after having her throat slit.
She was found in the apartment she and Knox shared in the town of Perugia.
In 2008, Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty of murder and sentenced to 26 years in prison.
In 2011, the murder convictions were overturned
However, a re-trial was ordered and the two were found guilty.
The court has released a 337 page document examining the evidence and the alleged motive for the crime.
The document says at least two knives were used in the attack and finger prints on the victim’s body indicated she had been restrained.
The court also said there was evidence of a bad relationship between Knox and Kercher, including a statement to police that Kercher had accused Knox of taking money from her room.
The court dismissed the theory that the death was due to a sex game gone wrong, saying that was out of character for Kercher.
If Italy’s Supreme Court confirms the convictions, it would open the way for a long extradition fight for Knox.
Knox has lived in the United States since her conviction was overturned in 2011.
Rudy Guede, who was also convicted of the murder in 2008, is serving 16 years in prison for the crime.