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Amanda Knox on Trial for Murder
American Amanda Knox is being tried in Italy for the slaying and sexual violence of her British college roommate, Meredith Kercher.     

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Oct. 3: Amanda Knox, left, talks to her lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova prior to an appeal hearing, at the Perugia court, central Italy. The 24-year-old Knox looked tense as she entered a packed courthouse. She is expected to address the court in a final plea of her innocence. A verdict is expected later Monday. 

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Oct. 3: Amanda Knox, accompanied by her lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova, arrives for an appeal hearing at the Perugia court, central Italy. A tearful Amanda Knox has told an appeals court in Italy that accusations that she killed her British roommate are unfair and groundless. Knox fought back tears as she addressed the court Monday, minutes before the jury went into deliberations to decide whether to uphold her murder conviction.

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Oct. 3: Amanda Knox, center, is escorted as she arrives for an appeal hearing at the Perugia court, central Italy.

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Sept. 30: Amanda Knox is escorted into the Perugia court for an appeal hearing, in Perugia central Italy. Knox, an American student was convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering Meredith Kercher, her British roommate in Perugia, and sentenced to 26 years in prison. Knox's boyfriend at the time of the 2007 murder, Raffaele Sollecito of Italy, was convicted of the same charges and sentenced to 25 years. Both deny wrongdoing and have appealed the December 2009 verdict.

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Sept. 27: Amanda Knox, center, arrives at the Perugia court, Italy. Italian lawyers have described Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of killing her British roommate, as a "she-devil" and a "witch" in an appeals court while calling her alleged victim a "beautiful girl in the prime of her life".

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June 1: Jailed US student Amanda Knox, right, is escorted by police as she arrives for a preliminary hearing in Perugia, Italy.

Knox has appeared in court for the first time since her murder conviction to face charges she slandered police by saying she was beaten during questioning over the death of her British roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007.

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June 1: Jailed US student Amanda Knox, center, sits between her two lawyers, Luciano Ghirga, right, and Carlo Dalla Vedova during a preliminary hearing in Perugia, Italy.

Knox has appeared in court for the first time since her murder conviction to face charges she slandered police by saying she was beaten during questioning over the death of her British roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007.

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Dec. 3: U.S. murder suspect Amanda Knox smiles during a break during the trial at the court in Perugia, Italy.

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Dec. 3: U.S. murder suspect Amanda Knox, right, is followed by Italian murder suspect Raffaele Sollecito as they arrive for an audience in Perugia, Italy.

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Dec.2: U.S. murder suspect Amanda Knox is seen prior to a defense hearing by her lawyer Luciano Ghirga, not pictured, at the court in Perugia, Italy.

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Dec.2: U.S. murder suspect Amanda Knox, left, is accompanied by a penitentiary police officer prior to a defense hearing by her lawyer Luciano Ghirga, not pictured, at the court in Perugia, Italy.

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Dec.2: U.S. murder suspect Amanda Knox's mother Edda Mellas cries after a defense hearing by Knox's lawyer Luciano Ghirga at the court in Perugia, Italy.

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Dec.1: U.S. murder suspect Amanda Knox is accompanied by a police penitentiary officer as she arrives for a hearing at the Perugia court, Italy.

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Nov. 20: U.S. murder suspect Amanda Knox, gestures, during a pause in the in the trial for the murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher, in Perugia's court, Italy.

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Nov. 20: U.S. murder suspect Amanda Knox, partially seen sitting at center right between two penitentiary police officers with back to camera, and Italian murder suspect Raffaele Sollecito, sitting at left with dark pink jersey, are seen during their trial in Perugia's court, Italy.

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Nov. 20: U.S. murder suspect Amanda Knox, right, is escorted by a penitentiary police officer as she arrives at Perugia's court, Italy.

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Nov. 20: U.S. murder suspect Amanda Knox, center, arrives at Perugia's court, Italy.

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Nov. 20: U.S. murder suspect Amanda Knox, center, looks at her lawyer Luciano Ghirga, right, as she arrives at Perugia's court, Italy.

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Nov. 20: Prosecutor Giuliano Minnini, seen, prior to the start of the hearing of the trial of U.S. murder suspect Amanda Knox and Italian murder suspect Raffaele Sollecito, her former boyfriend, at Perugia's court, Italy.

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Oct. 9: U.S. murder suspect Amanda Knox is seen prior to the start of a hearing in the murder trial for Meredith Kercher in Perugia's courthouse, Italy. 

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Oct. 9: Italian murder suspect Raffaele Sollecito, seen, prior to the start of a hearing in the murder trial for Meredith Kercher in Perugia's courthouse, Italy. 

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Nov. 18: Rudy Hermann Guede, of the Ivory Coast, appealing his conviction for murdering British student Meredith Kercher in Italy.

Guede testified that he heard the victim arguing with American defendant, Amanda Knox, in the case minutes before she was slain. 

Guede's appeals process began even as the initial trial implicating American student Amanda Knox, of Seattle, and Knox's ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, continued.

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Meredith Kercher was a 21-year-old British student whose body was discovered by Italian authorities in a cottage she shared with other students on Nov. 2, 2007.

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Sept. 26, 2008: American murder suspect Amanda Knox, center, is escorted by Italian penitentiary police officers to Perugia's court at the end of a hearing, central Italy. 

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June 6, 2008: American murder suspect Amanda Knox is escorted by penitentiary police as she arrives for a hearing in the Meredith Kercher murder trial.

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Feb. 13: Murder suspect Amanda Knox reacts as she is escorted inside a courtroom to stand trial in Perugia, Italy.

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Nov. 2, 2007: Amanda Marie Knox and Raffaele Sollecito outside the rented house where British student Meredith Kercher was found dead.

Amanda Knox on Trial for Murder

American Amanda Knox is being tried in Italy for the slaying and sexual violence of her British college roommate, Meredith Kercher.     

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