Shock as key witness claims Knox is Kercher killer

Amanda Knox

American Amanda Knox was confirmed as the killer of British student Meredith Kercher today by the very witness she hoped would clear her.

Rudy Guede, the first person to be convicted of Miss Kercher’s killing in Perugia, Italy, had been called to give evidence in an appeal by Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito against their convictions.

But he told the hearing he thinks the couple were the killers, confirming his previous accusations.

Knox said she was “shocked and anguished” at the evidence. In a spontaneous statement seconds after Guede left the court, she stood up and said “he knows we weren’t there” and that she doesn’t know what happened the night of the murder.

Guede was convicted of the 2007 murder of Miss Kercher, from Coulsdon, Surrey, in a fast-track trial held separately from the trial of Knox and Sollecito .

He denies wrongdoing but has admitted being at the crime scene.

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