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Amanda Knox is no femme fatale, court told

Amanda Knox, the student convicted of killing her British roommate in Perugia, Italy, may have “femme fatale” looks but is not a killer, a defence lawyer has told the court.

Giulia Bongiorno compared the 24-year-old American to Who Framed Roger Rabbit cartoon character Jessica Rabbit.

She said: “We can easily compare Amanda Knox to Jessica Rabbit, as in the movie Who framed Roger Rabbit, because she looks like a femme fatale but she is a loyal and loving woman. Jessica Rabbit says ‘I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way’.”

Along with ex-lover Raffaele Sollecito, Knox is trying to overturn the guilty verdict over Meredith Kercher's murder.

Ms Bongiorno, Sollecito's lawyer, made her comments about Knox as the defence began their closing arguments in the case.

The pair were convicted of murdering Ms Kercher (21), an exchange student from Coulsdon, south London, in 2007.

Defence lawyers also showed the jury video footage said to prove that the police mishandled the crime scene at the house where Knox and Miss Kercher were living.

The comments came a day after after another lawyer described Knox as “diabolical” and “a witch of deception”.

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