Amanda Knox was found guilty yet again by an Italian court for the death of roommate Meredith Kercher. The former student has been sentenced to 28 years and six months in prison, but Knox has repeatedly said that she will run and hide from authorities and not go back to prison.
"I'm definitely not going back to Italy willingly," Knox told the Guardian. "They'll have to catch me and pull me back kicking and screaming into a prison that I don't deserve to be in. I will fight for my innocence," she said before the verdict was announced.
Former exchange student Amanda Knox and her British ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were both convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher for the second time by an Italian appeals court Thursday night.
Prosecutors said Knox, 26 and Sollecito, 29, killed Kercher in November 2007. Knox who now lives in Seattle, Wash., was sentenced to 28 ½ years in prison while Sollecito was slapped with a 25-year prison sentence, according to CNN.
The couple was first convicted of killing Kercher in 2009 after she was discovered with more than 40 stab wounds and a deep gash in her throat. The charges, however, were overturned in 2011 on appeal. more >>
A petition to The White House, asking President Obama to deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card has found over 106,000 signatures, well over the required 100,000 to merit an official response.
"We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture," the petition states. "We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked."
The petition attacks Bieber as "threatening the safety of our people" and as "a terrible influence on our nations [sic] youth." It concludes succinctly – "We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society." more >>
A pastor in Colorado Springs, Colo., has been arrested and charged with posing as a U.S. marshal, kidnapping, and robbery after. He allegedly arranged a meet-up with a gay man for casual sex via Craigslist, but then proceeded to pose as a member of law enforcement, taking the gay man's possessions such as his laptop and cell phone.
The Rev. Michael Abromovich, pastor of Set Free Christian Ministry in Colorado Springs, appeared in a Denver courtroom Tuesday to face his charges of kidnapping, robbery and impersonating law enforcement, all of which are felonies. An investigative report conducted by the local CBS 4 News channel found that last fall, Abromovich was allegedly posting Craigslist ads under the name "Mike" propositioning men to meet him at local Denver motels to engage in casual sex.
Police documents obtained by CBS 4 reportedly indicate that one victim claims to have met "Mike" online, and the two agreed to meet at a local motel. When the victim arrived, "Mike" reportedly told him he was U.S. Marshal, and handcuffed him and proceeded to take his belongings, including a laptop, iPad, iPhone, debit card, car keys and cash, telling him they were "evidence." Additionally, Abromovich reportedly held a gun to the victim's body in the hotel room; the gun later turned out to be a paintball gun. more >>
Thieves who stole a reliquary containing blood from Pope John Paul II are being asked by an Italian Roman Catholic Church official to return the item.
Archbishop Giuseppe Petrocchi of L'Aquila stated in a letter sent out earlier this week asking whoever was responsible for stealing the gold container with blood to "give it back."
World Wrestling Entertainment star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka has been named a person of interest in the mysterious 1983 death of his mistress, Nancy Argentino, who died of traumatic brain injuries after Snuka found her unresponsive in their hotel room.
The case has gone unsolved for more than 30 years, and a grand jury is currently being convened to re-examine the evidence and hopefully bring closure to Argentino's family. Police suspected that Argentino was brutally murdered based upon evidence from the corner who wrote at the time of her death: "Upon viewing the body and speaking to the pathologist, I immediately suspected foul play and so notified the district attorney."
Charges were never brought against anyone in the case, but Snuka was the one to find her body in their hotel room. Argentino was reportedly still alive, according to the Morning Call, and gasping for breath. She also had yellow fluid oozing from her mouth and nose. Snuka called for help, but Argentino died early the next morning. more >>