Lawyer Calls Knox a 'She-Devil'

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U.S. murder suspect Amanda Knox smiles during a break during the trial at the court in Perugia, Italy, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009. Lawyers for American student Knox have one last day in court to convince a jury she is innocent of the murder of her British roommate. Thursday's audience in the courtroom in Perugia is being set aside for rebuttals by prosecutors as well as by defense lawyers for Knox and her Italian former boyfriend Sollecito, who is also accused of murdering Meredith Kercher.

Italian lawyers called Amanda Knox a "she-devil" at an appeals court Monday. Attorney Carlo Pacelli said Knox is "both a [saint] and a demonic, satanic, diabolical she-devil, which leads her toward borderline behavior." He also said that at the time of the murder, Knox was "an explosive mix of drugs, sex, and alcohol. She is a spell-casting witch, a virtuoso of deceit." As they made closing arguments, prosecutors also showed pictures of Meredith Kercher's bloodied body and described her as a "beautiful girl in the prime of her life."