STORY: "CCTV footage casts doubt on alibi of US student in Amanda Knox case," by reporter Ted Thornhill, published by the Sydney Morning Herald on May 6, 2014.

SUB-HEADING:  "An Italian TV program has aired CCTV it believes shows Amanda Knox in a location which directly contradicts her alibi surrounding the murder of Meredith Kercher in 2007."

SUB-HEADING: "CCTV could derail Knox defence."

GIST: "Closed-circuit television footage has been disclosed that casts doubt on the alibi Amanda Knox has used to protest her innocence over the murder of Meredith Kercher. Security camera footage time-stamped 20:53, November 1, 2007 - the night of the murder - shows a woman resembling Knox walking through a car park in Perugia, near the house she shared with British student Ms Kercher. The woman’s jeans and long coat are similar to those Knox was pictured in during the days following the murder and it has been suggested by the Italian TV program that aired the footage that the two walk in a similar fashion.
The footage was shown on investigative program Quarto Grado, which explained that Ms Kercher appears on the video two minutes before the woman resembling Knox does, walking towards her house, according to The Times. Amanda Knox in 2008 Knox said in court that she had spent the night of the murder with her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, reading a Harry Potter book and having sex.However, the footage - if it was proven to be Knox - would raise serious questions over the validity of that alibi, which remains central to her defence.........It is unclear why the footage has never been used in court and why it has only emerged now. The television program did not disclose how it had obtained the footage. By raising questions over her alibi, the footage could be problematic for Knox. However, the footage would also raise questions over the prosecution - firstly over why it has only emerged now, and secondly as to why Knox was leaving the house she and Ms Kercher shared before the crime was recorded as taking place."