Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 31 August 2014

Killer Knox tries to block film

Amanda Knox arrives in Perugia's civil court for a hearing after her lawyers sought to block a film covering her case (AP)

US student Amanda Knox has said a film documenting the murder of her British room-mate Meredith Kercher and the trial is "an invasion" of her life.

Knox made the statement at a civil court hearing in Perugia, Italy, aimed at halting circulation of the film Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy.

Knox's lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova said the film has aired on the Lifetime television network despite his legal attempt to prevent it from being viewed.

He said the film is also available on Lifetime's website, and on video streaming sites.

Knox's lawyer said his client is being damaged, citing her ongoing appeal against her murder conviction.

The lawyer said the civil case was delayed until July 4 so Lifetime can respond to a summons to appear before the court.

Knox is serving 26 years after being found guilty of the murder and sexual assault of Ms Kercher, 21, from Surrey, in what prosecutors claimed was a violent group sex game in the house the women shared in Perugia in 2007.

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