Knox witness 'shocks' at appeal hearing
Rudy Guede, pictured in 2009, testified in the Amanda Knox appeal hearing.
June 27th, 2011
08:20 AM ET

Knox witness 'shocks' at appeal hearing

During an appeal hearing Monday the American college student convicted in Italy of killing her British roommate claimed again that she is innocent.

"I don't know what happened that night," Amanda Knox said referring to the murder of Meredith Kercher.

A key witness during Knox's trial, a drifter named Rudy Guede, refused in court to say that Knox was not involved. Guede was among those convicted in the trial for participating in the Kercher killing.

Knox responded to that testimony by saying that she felt "shocked."

Rudy Guede also denied that he had said during Knox's trial that Knox's ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito was not involved in the killing. Sollecito, 27, was convicted of the murder, too. Guede is serving 16 years.

Kercher was found stabbed to death in 2007 at the house she shared with Knox in Perugia, the central Italian town where both were students. She was semi-naked and her throat had been slashed. The convictions occured in 2009.

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  1. meee

    Pretty much hung yourself with that staement!

    June 27, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. John Winters

    Amanda Knox's problem is that she is not a stupid liar.

    June 27, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. L. Ron Howard.

    Why is there even a trial? Knoxy went to Europe in the first place solely for the purpose of participating in s3x blood or6ies with local men and drifters. She should stay locked up and studied.

    June 27, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. L. Ron Howard.

    She was simply an American S3x Addict who got into underground European S3x Occultism. Aliester Crowley would've loved her. Of course she doesn't know what happened that night because she was higher than a Georgia pine and probably having a top-level sustained or6asm. She writes dirty stories in prison and gives them to other inmates. She is an animal. A full blown wild s3x boar.

    June 27, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  5. tj

    It stands to reason that only one person was stupid enough to put the knife in. Unless they were all taking turns, which is unlikely to the point of being absurd. So only one person could be guilty of the crime. But which one?

    June 27, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  6. grimbal

    It is indicativethat the very nasty KKK is alive and well and living in Seattle. Knox is where she belongs and with any luck wil remain there for over thirty years. Perhaps she can get to know some people of colour in Jail

    June 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Maki S.

    The only reason this is being debated is because she's hot. Token black guy gets convicted in a matter of months but this girl keeps appealing. She's guilty, like him. It will just take longer for people to admit that someone with money that looks like her could kill. How annoying.

    June 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • jim

      Yes, some men think she is hot, but I don't see what is so hot about her. There is a lot of publicity about her because of her gender and because her parents paid a puiblic relations firm to write articles about how innocent she is.

      If it were a American man over there being tried for murder, no Americans would care.

      September 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Shell

    CNN, please, please stop touting AK's innocence! She is where she belongs! There are thousnds of stories out there – missing persons, unsolved homicides – all right here on US soil. Who decided within CNN to give this woman all this air time? I agree with another post – it's annoying! The media needs to get off the "AK is innocent bandwagon". Talk about he folks shot in the bridge in LA during Katrina – something worthwhile, not this guilty all american looking girl. Reminds of the Natalee Holloway coverage. Just saw her father on tv and had to turn the channel.

    June 27, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lou

      To Shell...both Amanda Knox and Natalie Holloway are American Citizens who met with trouble in a foreign country. One was murdered and the other is being railroaded. If you are tired of hearing about it and watching it then keep your television turned off. Unlike you there are Americans who care what happens to our citizens abroad.

      September 24, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • jim

      To Lou: she is not being railroaded, she is guilty as all hell.

      September 24, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Shell

    Forgot to mention, AK is the same woman who intentionally fingered an INNOCENT man for this crime, yet the media props her up? AK was willing to see an innocent man go to prison, but let's say she is innocent – she is upset because someone "falsely" accused her like she did to another human being?

    June 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lou

      What happened to you that was so horrible that turned you into such a cold and bitter person?

      September 24, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • jim

      She fingered him because he is black and she does not like blacks.

      September 24, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy

    L Ron:
    Thought you died.
    Apparently not.
    Too bad.

    June 27, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Maki S.

    Pedro, I bet you're black or have black family members. HA.

    June 27, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. kevin

    @pedro: hilarious, but so so true.

    June 27, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. zigzag

    LOL @ banasy

    June 27, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. taxiOUTTAHERE!!

    Sad no attentive focus for this 21 yr old, Miss. Kercher and her family regarding their loss....only for the killer Amanda Knox.

    June 30, 2011 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Lou

      With all do sympathy to the Kercher family...nothing can be done for their daughter now. HOWEVER, I would think that they would want the correct person convicted for this crime, not just anybody so they can have satisfaction. Two separate labs who have nothing to gain one way or the other if Amanda Knox is found guilty or innocent have testified that all the testing presented by the prosecutor in the first trial was contaminated and not reliable. Clearly this prosecutor has an ax to grind and he is using this young American girl to do it.

      September 24, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Keith B

    even the monkeys know they belong in cages

    July 4, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |