Amanda Knox: is said to have killed Meredith Kercher with Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede. She has maintained her innocence. Photograph: Reuters/Andrew Kelly

The Italian court that found American student Amanda Knox guilty of murder in January said yesterday that she had killed her British flatmate b(...)

Amanda Knox reacts while being interviewed on the set of ABC’s Good Morning America in New York yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The judge who presided over Amanda Knox’s second murder conviction says he suffered over the verdict but that he and the jury agreed about her guilt i(...)

Amanda Knox before being interviewed on the set of ABC’s “Good Morning America” in New York. Photograph: Reuters

Amanda Knox declared she would never go back to Italy willingly and would fight her reinstated conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher “until th(...)

In some senses, Amanda Knox (above) and her co-accused former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito have been tried not twice, but four times, for the killing of Meredith Kercher. Photograph: Peter Kramer/NBC/Reuters 0:40

On the morning after the dramatic Florence court verdict which saw US student Amanda Knox sentenced in abstencia to 28 years and six months for the No(...)

Presiding judge Alessandro Nencini  reads the judgment of the Court of Appeals for the verdict of the Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito retrial in Florence yesterday. Photograph: Maurizio Degl’Innocenti/EPA

Italian police found Raffaele Sollecito close to the Austrian border tdoay, a day after a court upheld his murder conviction with US student Amanda (...)

Amanda Knox appears on NBC News’ ‘Today’ show in New York last September. Ms Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty today in Italy of the November 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher in a retrial. Photograph: Reuters

The murder trial of Amanda Knox recorded another dramatic chapter last night when a Florence court found both her and her former boyfriend Raffaele So(...)

Amanda Knox in Kobe Terrace Park in Seattle last weekend. After six years in which a succession of Italian trials have reached different verdicts on whether Knox participated in the killing of her 21-year-old roommate in Perugia, Italy, Knox has elected to stay in her hometown of Seattle during yet another ruling that is expected today. Photograph: Peter DiCampo/The New York Times

Amanda Knox, the American student who became tabloid fodder, will not be in court today to hear Italian judges give their verdict in her retrial for t(...)

Undated picture of murdered British student Meredith Kercher. Raffaele Sollecito, the young Italian accused with his former girlfriend Amanda Knox of murdering her in 2007, appealed to a court today to dismiss the “absurd” charges

Raffaele Sollecito, the young Italian accused with his former girlfriend Amanda Knox of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007, appealed (...)

Amanda Knox (26), has always denied murdering Meredith Kercher in 2007, when both were university exchange students in Perugia, Italy, and she told US television earlier this month that “common sense” told her not to return to Italy for the retrial. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The retrial of Amanda Knox for the murder of her British roommate in 2007 opens in Florence today, refocusing international attention on the sensation(...)

Amanda Knox will not return to Italy for a retrial due to begin next month, her lawyer told an Italian daily on Saturday. Photograph: ABC/Ida Mae Astute/Handout/Reuters

Amanda Knox, the US student accused of the 2007 murder of her British roommate, will not return to Italy for a retrial due to begin next month, her la(...)