Murder

Killer Says Knox at Scene

During his Wednesday appeal hearing, the 22-year-old man convicted of murdering Meredith Kercher in 2008 says he did not kill or rape the 21-year-old British student and that he saw Seattle student Amanda Knox fleeing the murder scene as Kercher lay bloody and dying. Rudy Guede, whose testimony comes two days before the murder trial of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, is scheduled to resume in Perugia, Italy, also told the court that he overheard the two women shouting and Kercher scream while he was in the shower. "I went into the corridor and looking out of the window saw going away the outline of Amanda Knox. I didn't know what had happened, a few minutes earlier everything had been calm and then this had happened," said Guede. Guede's feces and blood were found at the murder scene but his attorneys have asked that witnesses and evidence be re-examined in the appeal, particularly the towels Guede allegedly used to try to stop Kercher from bleeding. The prosecutor told the judge that reexamination is "a waste of time." Guede is currently serving a 30-year sentence outside of Rome.