Amanda Knox Murder Trial Latest News: Leaked Connection with Drug Dealer Brings Controversy

Shilpa ChakravortyAug 17, 2014 03:44 PM EDT

Amanda Knox is on the chopping block once again, as she awaits the conclusion to her appeal concerning the murder of Meredith Kercher back in 2007. While the decision is set to be given by the end of this year, Knox is looking at a potential 28 and a half years in prison for staging a break in, sexual abuse and murder.

Beyond that, new rumors have emerged about her connection to a drug dealer that was allegedly involved with Knox around the time of the murder. An Italian newspaper quoted police as sources and said that Knox had been allegedly involved with a man who was selling her drugs. The newspaper went on to mention that the two smoked marijuana on a train to Florence at one point in time.

The man's phone number was found in Amanda's phone, so police started their investigation from there. Also, other newspapers say that the two strangely met with eachother frequently, right before the night of the murder.

As it stands, the most recent news about the man is that he was arrested, along with two others, for selling cocaine. These claims gave rise to the speculation that the drug dealer was involved with the murder of Meredith Kercher.

However, the Italian prosecuter could not say for sure whether the man's involvement would stand it court or not, as Knox could simply deny the whole thing.

All in all, it won't be long until this highly publicized case if finally put to rest.

Amanda Knox, who was convicted back in 2011 of murdering her roommate Meredith and sentenced to 26 years in prison, then freed, then re sentenced to 28 and a half years in prison, could have her plate full all over again. While she waits to see if she will be sent behind bars definitely or not, new rumors have surfaced regarding a former relationship with a drug dealer. An Italian newspaper, which quotes police reports as sources, claims that back in 2008, a year after Meredith was killed, investigators found out that Knox had been supposedly sleeping with a man who provided her with drugs. The newspaper also claims that the two shared a joint on a train to Florence and that police later discovered his phone number in Amanda's phone. More so, the newspaper says that they met often enough before and after Meredith was murdered. The drug dealer, together with other two men, was arrested for selling cocaine.

These claims arise speculation as to whether drug dealers had a hand in Kercher's murder or not, but the Italian prosecutor handling the case couldn't say for sure if this theory could stand or not, given the fact that in his opinion, Knox could deny the whole thing.

Meanwhile, Amanda Knox awaits the finale of her appeal concerning the conviction of murdering Meredith Kercher back in 2007. The appeal case is set to end by the end of this year. If the court maintains this conviction, Knox will have to spend the next 28 and half years in prison for staging a break in, sexual abuse and murder.

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