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Knox 'like wound spring'

Kercher 'killed in drug-fuelled rage'

02 December, 18:01
Knox 'like wound spring' (see previous). (ANSA) - Perugia, December 2 - Amanda Knox was "wound up like a spring" because of house-mate Meredith Kercher's complaints and "unleashed" her anger in a drug-fuelled rage, the prosecution told the Kercher murder trial Wednesday.

Knox was fed up of Kercher moaning about her bringing boys into the house and having to clean up after her, prosecutor Giuliano Mignini said in his final arguments.

Co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito "always followed Amanda and tried to keep her happy," he claimed, saying the pair were "full of drugs and alcohol".

Amanda was "incompatible" with Meredith and with the way the British exchange student expected to run the house, the prosecutor said.

He said Sollecito, Knox's former boyfriend, was "dependent" on her.

Mignini wound up his case by calling for life imprisonment for Knox and Sollecito.

Mignini's co-prosecutor Manuela Comodi will deliver her final arguments Thursday. The defendants' lawyers will then make their final statements. The eight members of the jury will retire on Friday morning, making it likely that a verdict will be handed down on Friday evening or Saturday morning, legal sources say.

Prosecutors say Knox, 22, killed Kercher, 21, with Sollecito and an Ivory Coast man, Rudy Guede, 30, after a sex game went wrong.

Guede was convicted in a fast-track trial last year and is appealing his 30-year sentence.

The defendants deny the charges.

Kercher was found dead in her room with a knife wound to the throat on November 2, 2007.

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