Recent developments of the case pointed out the new rumors concerning an alleged relationship that occurred between Knox and a drug dealer around the time of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher. The connection could establish more clues in the murder case.
Knox, 27, allegedly had a contact number of a suspected drug dealer in her phone of which she met in Rome, according to Italian newspaper Giallo. It was said that the two smoked marijuana on a train traveling from Milan to France. The police report, as printed in the newspaper, further indicated that the two stayed connected even after that alleged acquaintance.
"During the course of the investigation into the Meredith Kercher murder, we have confirmed that a person whose initial is 'F' would occasionally supply drugs to Amanda Knox, as well as having a relationship with her supposedly of a sexual nature," the article read.
The article also stated that "F" and his two companions, Lorenzo and Luciano, were recently arrested for selling cocaine. These claims gave rise to further speculations that "F" and his cohorts could be involved with the murder of Meredith Kercher.
However, Italian prosecutor Luciano Giuliano Mignini expressed uncertainty of the developments, as he could not yet fully confirm the link of the drug ring to the murder, nor establish Knox's association with "F" -- she could easily deny it in court.
Meanwhile, Knox's camp considers the alleged drug deal connections as just another ploy from the prosecution to convict Amanda for the crime.
Knox and Rafaelle Sollecito were originally sentenced with 25 and 28 years imprisonment, respectively, for the murder of British exchange student Meredith Kercher in Perugia in 2007. They served four years before a second-level appeal trial freed them in 2011.
While prosecution is still yet to give its final verdict at the end of the year, if Knox is proven in guilty in the court, she will face a potential 28-and-a-half-year prison sentence.