PERUGIA, Italy (AP) - Sounding confident and speaking fluent
Italian, a U.S. student charged with murdering her British roommate
told a court Friday that she was innocent and was sure the truth
would come out.
     
Amanda Knox was making her first public statements since she was
arrested in the slaying of Meredith Kercher. Knox addressed the
court after an acquaintance testified that she had been indifferent
in the hours immediately after Kercher was found dead Nov. 2, 2007.
     
"I am innocent," Knox told the court. "I'm confident that
everything will come out and that everything will work out."
     
Knox, a 21-year-old from Seattle, and Raffaele Sollecito, a
24-year-old Italian who was her boyfriend at the time of the
slaying, are being tried on charges of murder and sexual violence.
They deny wrongdoing.
     
Knox did not respond to assertions by witnesses that she showed