Knox Lawyer: She’s Like Jessica Rabbit

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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.

Wrapping up a high-stakes appeal trial, Amanda Knox’s defense lawyer fought back against claims by the prosecution that the American student is a “she-devil” and a “femme fatale.” Instead, said Giulia Bongiorno, Knox is like Jessica Rabbit in the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit—she’s “not bad, she’s just drawn that way.” Knox’s appeal trial is expected to reach a verdict next week; her lawyers have debunked much of the original evidence that was used to convict her, but the jury’s decision is still a toss-up.