It is being reported on May 20, 2016 that Amanda Knox has won the right to appeal her slander conviction from Italy through the European Court of Human Rights. Along with her slander appeal Knox’s lawyer said, ” . . .he is preparing to seek damages from the government for her wrongful detention, and would file soon. The maximum allowed by law is 500,000 euros ($560,500).” This is a significant sum of money and it brings up the question of how much Amanda Knox has collected over the years from interviews, magazine photo spreads, book deal, fundraisers and donations. After doing some research it appears that Amanda Knox has received approximately fifteen million dollars, not including private donations which are unreported.
It is being reported on May 17, 2016 that an appeal filed by Amanda Knox with the European Court of Human Rights has been accepted. “In the appeal, Knox says she was subjected to an unfair trial and was maltreated during questioning.” In addition, Knox says her rights to privacy and family life were denied by the Italian government. Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted by the Italian Supreme Court for the murder of Meredith Kercher in 2015, however Knox’s conviction for slander was upheld. Knox falsely accused her boss, Patrick Lumumba, for the murder three separate times. Knox simultaneously incriminated herself stating that she was at the crime scene with Lumumba. Knox never recanted her accusation against Lumumba and he was given an alibi and released two weeks later.
It is being reported on May 9, 2016 that authorities in Texas are teaming up with New York police to trace the cell phone signals pertaining to the murder of Terri “Missy” Bevers. It is believed that the perpetrator took a cell phone video during the attack.
The NYPD offered the use of devices called Stingrays which allow authorities to track cell phone pings which help to establish the location of a cell phone between the cellular towers. By narrowing down the phone where the homicide took place, the police may be able to finally identify the killer.