The Courier-Mail

‘Major flaws’ in Knox murder case

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ROME: Italy’s high court says the investigat­ion into the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, of which American Amanda Knox was convicted but acquitted on appeal, had “major flaws”.

In March, the court acquitted Ms Knox (right) and her Italian ex-lover Raffaele Sollecito of Ms Kercher’s murder, ending an eight-year legal saga that saw the two convicted, acquitted and convicted again before being finally cleared.

In its 52-page explanatio­n of the ruling released yesterday, the court underlined the absence of a “body of evidence” allowing for a conviction “beyond a reasonable doubt”, saying there was no “biological trace” linking the two to the grisly murder.

Ms Kercher, 21, died after being stabbed 47 times on November 2, 2007. She was found half-naked, her throat slit.

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