Murder Suspect 'Serene' Behind Bars in Italy

American student Knox expected at closed hearing tomorrow
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2007 5:12 PM CST
Murder Suspect 'Serene' Behind Bars in Italy
This photo released by the Italian Police, shows 22-year-old British university student Meredith Kercher, who was found dead Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 with her throat slashed in the bedroom of a house in the Umbrian town of Perugia. There is not enough evidence to place Italian suspect Raffaele Sollecito,...   (Associated Press)

Amanda Knox, the American student suspected in a murder in Italy, told an Italian legislator she has adjusted to life in prison, a day before her lawyers will argue she should be placed instead under house arrest. The Times of London reports that Knox said the first few days were "very tough," but now she feels "serene."

Knox and her Italian boyfriend are under suspicion in the Nov. 1 sexual assault and murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Knox and Raffaele Sollecito will appear at today's closed hearing, the Times reports, and Knox is expected to reverse her previous testimony that she was not at the Perugia cottage she shared with Kercher the night of the muder. (Read more Amanda Knox stories.)

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