Amanda Knox Testifies
Not only did police repeatedly call her a liar and threaten her with decades in prison if she didn't admit to involvement in the crime, Knox said, but a female cop twice struck her head. Recounting the episode in court, though, Knox boasted that it had not hurt.
He hadn't. A wiretapped jailhouse conversation between Knox and her mother showed that Amanda felt bad about fingering an innocent man. Yet she didn't retract the statement. She claimed during testimony that she trusted police so little by then that she hadn't felt comfortable talking to them. Besides, she had been distracted by alarming news: A prison HIV test had come back positive. Only a few weeks later did a follow-up test contradict those results and confirm her good health.
Lumumba has been exonerated, and he's now suing Knox for defamation.
Meanwhile, Knox has testified that she never knew Guede. She flatly denied witness Hekuran Kokomani's report that he saw Knox, Sollecito and Guede together. But Guede spoke to the press from prison after Amanda's testimony, to urge her to tell the truth and admit that she had been at the scene of the crime.