The Madeleine Brand Show for September 30, 2011

Verdict in Amanda Knox appeals trial expected Monday

Amanda Knox Awaits Murder Verdict

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Amanda Knox has been called a "she devil," "angel face" and "Foxy Knoxy." But is she a murderous seductress or just a naive young woman caught up in miscarriage of justice? An Italian judge will soon decide her fate as the verdict in her appeals trial is expected Monday. Knox, who comes from Seattle, Wash., has spent the last four years in an Italian prison convicted of murdering her British roommate, Meredith Kercher. The two had arrived in Italy for a year abroad only weeks before. The case set off a global media frenzy. Knox and her then-boyfriend, Rafaelle Sollecito, were convicted of the murder in 2009 and were sentenced to 26 and 25 years in prison respectively.

Guest:

Nina Burleigh, reporter for Time Magazine who covered the Amanda Knox case in Perugia, Italy and wrote the book, "The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The trials of Amanda Knox."


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