Kercher murder accused could face life sentences

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The Independent Online

Prosecutors are expected to request life in prison for an American student and her former boyfriend accused of killing a young British woman in Italy.









Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are charged with murder and sexual violence in the 2007 killing of Knox's roommate, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia. They deny wrongdoing.



Prosecutor Manuela Comodi today began detailing mobile phone records of the victim and the suspects in her closing remarks. Prosecutors were expected to make the sentencing request later today.



A verdict is expected in early December.



Prosecutors argued on Friday that Miss Kercher was killed during a drug-fuelled sex game.



A third man, Rudy Hermann Guede, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the killing. He is appealing against his conviction.

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