Knox convicted of murder

Amanda Knox, an American college student, was convicted with her former Italian boyfriend of murder by an Italian court Saturday, according to the New York Times.

Knox was convicted of murdering her housemate while she was studying in Perugia, Italy. Knox, 22, was a student at the University of Washington and had no clear motive or history of violence.

After 12 hours of deliberation, the jury convicted Knox and her ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 25, of murder. The two were sentenced to 26 and 25 years in prison respectively.

The key piece of evidence was the knife used to slit the victim's, Amanda Kercher, throat. Prosecuters said Knox's DNA was found on the knife, according to CNN.

A lawyer for the Kercher family, Francesco Maresca, called the ruling "a good sentence that fills us with satisfaction."

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