Defence sums up arguments in Kercher murder trial

Lawyers for an American student accused of killing her British roommate in Italy began their closing arguments today, seeking to show that evidence in the case is not sufficient to convict her.

Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, are being tried in Perugia for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher. They deny wrongdoing.

Knox’s defence lawyer, Carlo Dalla Vedova, spoke in court today as the year-long trial entered its final phase. A verdict is expected this week.

The body of 21-year-old Miss Kercher, from Coulsdon, Surrey, was found in the apartment she shared with Knox on November 2, 2007.

Prosecutors believe the British student was the victim of a drug-fuelled sex game involving Knox, Sollecito and Rudy Hermann Guede, who was convicted last year in a separate trial.

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