Report: New documents show Amanda Knox saying "I was there"

March 1, 2011 @ 5:42 am

Amanda Knox
Convicted U.S. student Amanda Knox arrives to attend a hearing in her appeal trial, at Perugia's courthouse, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Last year Knox was convicted and sentenced to 26 years in prison for the murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici) | Zoom
By HEATHER BOSCH
KIRO Radio

New documents could spell trouble for Amanda Knox as the Seattle native appeals her murder conviction in Italy.

Amanda Knox, her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, and an Ivory coast immigrant named Rudy Hermann Guede were all convicted in the murder of Meredith Kercher.

Guede's conviction was just upheld,so documents used in his case can now be used in Knox's.

The Seattle PI found that in Guede's paperwork, there's a note that says Amanda was heard in jail telling her parents "I was there."

According to the author of "Murder in Italy, the Story of Amanda Knox," the quote was taken out of context and the "there" actually refers to Sollecito's apartment.

Knox's mother, Edda Mellas, backed up that account in an email to KIRO-FM. "The prison conversation they are talking about was cleared up a couple of years ago," Mellas wrote. "It was totally taken out of context. Amanda was talking about being at Raf's house and said 'I can not believe they think I had anything to do with this, because I was there.' Again, meaning Raf's house."

The new documents might also work in Amanda's defense.

The documents show Guede kept changing his story and didn't even say Amanda was at the scene of the crime until after he'd been locked up for five months.

Knox and co-defendant Sollecito both continue to deny any wrongdoing.

The Associated Press and KIRO Radio's Alex Silverman contributed to this report.


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