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Killer Knox 'a cuddly cartoon girl'

Convicted killer Amanda Knox is actually a loving young woman rather like the cartoon character Jessica Rabbit, a defence lawyer has claimed.

Just a day after another lawyer told her appeal hearing in Italy that Knox was a "a lying, sex-loving she-devil" Giulia Bongiorno said Knox, the American student found guilty of killing British room mate Meredith Kercher, was not a bad person.

He said she was not the "femme fatale" her accusers describe and compared her to Jessica Rabbit, saying she was faithful like the "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" character.

Knox was convicted of murdering Miss Kercher, a fellow student in Perugia, and sentenced to 26 years in prison, while co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito was sentenced to 25 years.

Mr Bongiorno, Sollecito's lawyer, paraphrased a famous line from the movie saying Knox "is not bad, she's just drawn that way."

Knox and Sollecito deny killing Miss Kercher. A verdict in the appeals case is expected by next week.


From Belfast Telegraph