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Amanda Knox coroner: Meredith Kercher 'unlawfully killed' coroner rules

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The coroner overseeing the Amanda Knox murder inquest case has made a significant announcement that comes as Knox prepares for yet another appeal of the reinstatement of her guilty verdict. Coroner Dr. Roy Palmer said the death of Meredith Kercher was “clearly unnatural,” and stated she was “unlawfully killed.”

According to NewsMax on March 25, the “British coroner declared this week that Meredith Kercher, the exchange student Amanda Knox is accused of murdering, was ‘unlawfully killed,’ even though as much was obvious when she died nearly seven years ago.”

While Palmer’s findings would seem to coincide with what is already known of Kercher’s 2007 murder while she and Knox shared a home in Italy, from a legal point of view, the pronouncement adds weight to Knox’s guilty verdict, and speaks to yet another hurdle in the 27-year-old Knox's appeal.

“She died, the autopsy tells us, as a result of hemorrhagic shock from stab and incised wounds to the vasculature of the neck. I do conclude that she was unlawfully killed,” Palmer told the court, adding that it was “appropriate that I do bring some closure to [the Kerchers] by completing the inquest.”

Though Kercher’s death occurred in Italy, a British inquest was ordered. Kercher was a British university exchange student from Coulsdon, London.

“On the night of the first and second of November 2007 Meredith was found in her bedroom at a residence in Perugia, Italy. It was clearly an unnatural death,” Palmer said.

According to NewsMax, an appeals court overturned Knox’s conviction in 2011 and Knox returned to her home in Seattle, Wash. She was “was re-convicted in January, though Knox was not present for the trial. It remains to be seen whether she will be extradited to Italy.”

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