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Italy / Knox Murder Trial / Interviews / A Discussion (Part II) #954111

CNN Evening News for Friday, Dec 04, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A guilty verdict in the trial in Italy of American Amanda Knox & her boyfriend for the murder of Meredith Kercher reported; scenes shown of Amanda stating her case in court in Italian.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interviews held with Amanda's aunt Janet Huff & Amanda's friend Madison Paxton† about the verdict; scenes shown from outside the courtroom. [PAXTON - says she is baffled about the experience for the Knox family; states Amanda is being judged on her character.] [Voice of HUFF - outlines the grounds for appeals: there is no evidence of her in the room where Kercher was killed.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Lisa Bloom, author Douglas Preston & TheDailyBeast's Barbie Latza Nadeau about the Knox case. [BLOOM - reviews the evidence against Knox: her bizarre behavior, but the physical evidence is not sufficient.] [NADEAU - speaks about the DNA evidence on the knife; outlines the automatic appeals process; notes Amanda made a false confessions she later retracted; reviews the DNA evidence.] [PRESTON - says the evidence was weak: that she was convicted to save the career of the prosecutor, who cannot admit someone else did it alone.]

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