When Amanda Knox was meeting with her parents in Italy following her arrest on charges of murdering Meredith Kercher, she told them "I was there" on the night of the murder. That's according to a new document released by a judge panel in Rome.
Freelance reporter Andrea Vogt reports for the P-I from Milan:
. . . the 23-page report concludes that (Rudy) Guede was guilty of killing Kercher, Knox's British roommate, on Nov. 1, 2007, but didn't act alone.
Others took part in the "brutal, collective conduct" of violence and sexual assault that ended in murder. And while the judges refer specifically to the others being Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, they noted that it is not up to them to decide whether or not the evidence against Knox and Sollecito will stand up in court.
It's not clear if Knox knew she was being monitored when she was talking with her parents. Regardless, the judges say she was, and the implications are rather damning. The evidence somehow wasn't used in Knox's initial trial, but will be used in the current appeals hearing.
Where said evidence was during the first go-round, no one is saying.
Other tidbits from the report include information gleaned from a Skype conversation between Guede and a friend to which police were listening: He said that he was "afraid they would put the blame only on me."
Also, the report claims that two knives were likely used in the attack, not one, and that Knox's name was consistently misspelled as "Knok," "Xnox," "Xnok," and even "Anna Xnox."
Misspellings aside, the report is surely music to Italian prosecutors' ears.