Murder appeal hearing in Italy for Amanda Knox

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PERUGIA, Italy (AP) -- The first man convicted of killing a British student in Italy is to give evidence Monday in the appeal hearing of American Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend.

Ivorian Rudy Hermann Guede is serving a 16-year-prison sentence for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, a British student who was stabbed to death in the apartment she shared with Knox.

Knox and her Italian co-defendant, Raffaele Sollecito, were also convicted in the murder and are appealing. Guede, who sought a fast-track procedure and was tried separately, has already exhausted all appeals.