Final witnesses testify in Kercher murder trial

The jury in the trial of an American college student and her former boyfriend accused of murdering her English roommate has finished hearing evidence from witnesses.

Among the last to testify today before the court in Perugia was a computer expert who appeared as a defence witness.

Amanda Knox is being tried along with Italian Raffaele Sollecito over the stabbing death of British student Meredith Kercher.

The defendants deny wrongdoing.

News reports quoted the expert as saying that while Sollecito was being questioned at police headquarters a few days after the slaying, someone used his home computer to read about the killing.

The trial resumes on October 9.

The court is expected to take up procedural matters before closing arguments begin.

A verdict could come in a few weeks.

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