Unbelievably, an Italian prosecutor asked an appeals court in Perugia Saturday to increase American Amanda Knox’s sentence for killing her housemate to life imprisonment.
Prosecutor Giancarlo Costagliola also urged that Knox, 24, be given six months of solitary confinement, ABC News reported. Costagliola said Knox’s former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito should be sentenced to life with two months in solitary.
Knox was sentenced to 26 years and Sollecito to 25. They were found guilty of killing Meredith Kercher, a British student spending a year in Perugia, during a drug-fueled sex game while the two women were sharing a house in 2007.
Defense lawyers are to present their closing arguments next week, followed by a rebuttal.
Prosecutors also tried to discredit two court-appointed forensic experts who reviewed DNA evidence and found it wanting. Prosecutor Manuela Comodi said they are professors of forensic evidence rather than practicing investigators, The Guardian reported.
“Would you entrust the wedding reception of your only daughter to someone who knew all the recipes by heart but had never actually cooked?” Comodi said.