September 26th, 2011
10:22 AM ET

Remember Kercher's suffering, Knox jury told

The lawyer for Meredith Kercher's family showed photos of the British murder victim's bloodied body Monday, pointing out multiple stab wounds as he urged an Italian jury not to overturn the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and Rafaelle Sollecito.

"I show you these pictures to show you the pain of Meredith," Francesco Maresca said.

"She didn't have defensive wounds. It means that she was tied up, that she had more than one aggressor," the lawyer said.

He attacked as "useless" a review of DNA evidence that may cast doubt on the original convictions.

American student Knox and her former boyfriend Sollecito were convicted of the killing in 2009 and are now fighting to have the verdicts overturned. Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison, while Sollecito got 25.

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  1. monkey


    September 26, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. Amanda Knox

    Guilty, guilty, guilty!

    September 26, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Thayer

      What evidence, what evidence, what evidence!??

      September 27, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. stants

    No way she is guilty. Anybody that has followed it can see that it was a travesty of justice designed to feed personal political ambitions. The scenario doesn't make any sense unless you watch to much TV.

    September 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • IWANTajobnow

      absolutely right – – they screwed up and are now grasping at the most horrific scenes. The guy in jail said they were not a part of it at first then when they suddenly offered him a "deal" he lied about them. I have never believed it either. Sometimes the government is fueled by what will look good in public eye – I am shocked the Italian people would not stand up to this – they have had to know how corrupt things were with this. They botched the job completely. Some times I think they "damage" evidence on purpose so no one can really know the truth – but if they follow the law she and her boyfriend should be released. – Screaming emotion like with Anthony trial. I mean its the reverse where everyone thought she was gullty – its shows how incredibly screwed up justice systems are all over the place

      September 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deboda

      I say boycott everything Italian and stop tourism to Italy

      September 26, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. spencer burrows

    There is absolutely no evidence that she was tied up. where do they get this crap? this whole case should never have got this far, there is no forensic evidence that puts Amanda Knox anywhere near the crime scene, she should be released right now! anyone who dose not think that this young woman is totally innocent should read up on the case, a total trial by the press and a miscarriage of justice if there ever was!

    September 26, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. canady in

    she is too cute to be guilty

    September 26, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      what, like Casey Anthony? Dark minds can hide in anyone, no matter how "cute" they might seem.

      September 26, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Laowai

    If there is doubt about Kirchner committing the actual murder, there is little doubt she participated, and probably acted as cheerleader. She initially testified that Lamumba committed the murder, while she was in the kitchen, with her hands over her ears, so she could block out Knox's screams. This proved to be a lie, but Lamumba was arrested in front of his wife and child and held in jail for two weeks, until he was shown to be innocent. Kirchner is a liar, a manipulator, and most definitely a murderer. The American press is portraying Kirchner as a victim, and if she is found guilty, will probably spend the next 6 months criticizing the Italian judicial system, forgetting that legal scholars have been traveling to Italy to study for 700 years.

    September 26, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jstanz

      Yeah – "Kirchner" is guilty. Definitely had something to do with it.

      September 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jstanz

    Yeah "Kirchner" is guilty.

    September 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jstanz

    That's the first I've heard about her being tied up. They invent whatever they need as they go along. But if Amanda is a "witch" she wouldn't have even needed to tie her up!!! So that's why there's no evidence of her in the room. She FLEW in and out!!! On her broomstick!!!

    September 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |

    RE Laowai's comment – pay attention before you sound off. Meredith Kercher was the victim, the accused is Knox, not "Kirchner"

    September 26, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laowai

      Oh, you noticed! I wondered if people had lost track of who was guilty and who was murdered.

      September 26, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©


    September 27, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. The Truth

    She is 100% guilty. Who would act the way she did after this happened? People are forgetting who the real victim is...I'm sure if Amanda wasn't a US Citizen, no-one would care. She has told lie after lie and there was evidence that Meridith was tied up prior to now. It's impossible to read all the coverage on this unless you are a lawyer and involved in the trial.

    September 27, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Buzz Aldrin

    Italy should be ashamed for the years of youth they stole from knox and her boyfriend. I am very angry at italy. I will boycott everything Italian.

    October 3, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |