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Amanda Knox begs court to acquit her of murder

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Summary of story from Reuters, October 3, 2011

American student Amanda Knox today begged an Italian court to acquit her of murdering her British roommate during a brutal erotic game.

She told the court: “I did not do the things they say I did. I did not kill, rape or steal.  I was not there.

“I want to go home. I want to go back to my life. I do not want to be punished or deprived of my life for something I did not do, because I am innocent.”

The girl from Seattle and her Italian boyfriend of the time, Raffaele Sollecito, are appealing against a 2009 verdict, when they were found guilty of murdering Meredith Kercher, a Leeds University student, during a drug-fuelled sexual assault.

Knox has been in prison for four years.

A verdict is expected after 8pm (7pm British  time).

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