- Jan 18, 2005
Sentenced to 26 years.American student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend have been found guilty by an Italian court of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
A jury found Knox and Italian Raffaele Sollecito, 25, guilty of murder and sexual violence.
Miss Kercher, 21, a Leeds University exchange student from Coulsdon, Surrey, was found with her throat slit in her Perugia room in November 2007.
Knox, 22, had denied killing Miss Kercher during a sex game.
The verdict of the jury, who included two judges, was confirmed by the trial judge.