Kercher murder weapon shown to court

A knife that prosecutors say could have been used to murder British student Meredith Kercher has been shown in court at the trial of her American roommate and an Italian co-defendant.

The knife, wrapped in plastic and kept in a white box, was shown to the eight-member jury in Perugia, central Italy, during the trial of Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito.

Knox and Sollecito, who were in court today, watched as the knife was brought in. They are on trial for the murder in 2007 of Meredith Kercher. They deny the charge.

The knife was shown during the testimony of forensic expert Giancarlo Umani Ronchi, part of a team that analysed some of the evidence during the investigation.

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