Amanda Knox was found guilty last December of brutally murdering her roommate, Meredith Kercher. She was sentenced in Perugia, Italy to 26 years in prison. Now, a jailed Italian mobster named Luciano Aviello is claiming that he can prove Knox’s innocence … since his brother confessed the crime to him.
Yeah, it sounds a bit like a soap opera, I know, but here’s what CNN reported:
In March, Aviello contacted Knox’s attorneys, who visited him in prison to learn more about his story.
Aviello told Knox’s lawyers during the videotaped interviews that his brother, who was staying with him at the time of Kercher’s murder, came home one night and said he had killed a girl during a botched robbery. British and Italian media have reported the brother’s whereabouts are unknown and neither the lawyers for Knox nor the prosecution would comment further.
“When he came to my house he had a bloodstained jacket on and was carrying a flick knife. He said he had broken into a house and killed a girl and then he had run away,” Aviello said in his statement. Originally from Naples, Aviello says he was living in Perugia at the time of the attack.
“I know [he was involved] because my brother confessed to me that he had killed Meredith and he asked me to hide a blood-stained knife and set of keys,” he said, according to an attachment to Knox’s appeal documents.
Aviello told the lawyers that his brother said he and an Albanian man broke into the house and found “the poor English girl,” Kercher and the drifter, Rudy Guede. Aviello said when Kercher saw them she “started screaming like mad.”
The brother “stabbed her in the throat then he tried to stifle her screams,” Aviello said. “Meredith defended herself like mad, scratching and hitting out at him.”
Aviello said he can prove Knox’s innocence and his brother’s involvement because of evidence he buried at his home.
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