Amanda Knox was found guilty for the murder of Meredith Kercher.
Amanda Knox and her Italian former boyfriend were found guilty last night of the murder of the British student Meredith Kercher, who was stabbed to death two years ago.
Knox, 22 and Raffaele Sollecito, 25, killed Kercher in an attack which ended with Sollecito taunting Kercher with one knife while Knox plunged another into her throat, the court heard during the trial.
Kercher, 21, from Coulsdon, Surrey, was found with a deep knife wound in the throat on the floor of her bedroom in the flat she shared with Knox and two young Italian women. She was a student at Leeds University and was spending a year at Perugia's university for foreigners when she was found murdered on 2 November 2007.
Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison while Sollecito was sentenced to 25 years. Knox was also found guilty of several other offences including criminal slander for pointing the finger of guilt at Diya "Patrick" Lumumba, 38, who ran a local bar. He later proved to have an alibi and was released after initially being arrested in connection with the murder.