Italian lawyer calls US student Knox a 'she-devil'

Amanda Knox, center, is escorted to the Perugia court, Italy, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. Amanda Knox can't sleep or eat properly as she waits to know if an appeals court in Italy will uphold or overturn her murder conviction, a friend of the jailed American student said. A verdict is expected in early October, capping an appeals trial that began almost a year ago. Knox was convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering Meredith Kercher, her British roommate in Perugia, and sentenced to 26 years in prison. Knox's boyfriend at the time of the 2007 murder, Raffaele Sollecito of Italy, was convicted of the same charges and sentenced to 25 years. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)

September 26, 2011 10:21:52 AM PDT
Italian lawyers described Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of killing her British roommate, as a "she-devil" and a "witch" in an appeals court Monday while calling her alleged victim a "beautiful girl in the prime of her life."