The father of a young American woman on trial in Italy for the grisly slaying of her roommate said that the deeper the prosecution gets into its case, the more certain he is that his daughter will be proved innocent.
“Frankly, as the trial unfolds, I’m getting more and more confident, because as we get into the forensic evidence, the state has nothing,” Curt Knox told TODAY’s Meredith Vieira Friday from Perugia, Italy, where he had just visited his daughter, Amanda Knox, in jail.
Sex game gone awry?
Knox, a 21-year-old from Seattle, was in an exchange program in Perugia and sharing an apartment with Meredith Kercher, a 21-year-old student from Leeds University in England, when the Briton was found stabbed to death in the house on Nov. 2, 2007. Prosecutors allege Kercher was killed during what began as a sex game.
Knox and her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, are charged together in the death. A third person was also charged: Rudy Guede, from the Ivory Coast. In a separate trial last year, Guede was convicted of the crime and sentenced to 30 years in prison.