Chilling Text Message Predicts British Student’s Death
PERUGIA, Italy — Italian police on Friday were investigating
whether a text message predicting a British exchange student’s death
was sent by one of the three people suspected of killing the
21-year-old woman, the Daily Mail reports.
The text message said, “For me, tomorrow or tonight Meredith dies,” and was sent to a man who thought he received it in error, according to the Daily Mail.
Meredith Kercher was found dead Nov. 2 in the Perugia apartment she shared with American exchange student Amanda Marie Knox, 20, of Seattle.
An Italian judge Friday ordered Knox, her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 24, and Diya “Patrick” Lumumba, 38, to remain in jail as suspects in her death.
Kercher’s body was found in the apartment, where police said she died fighting off a sexual attack. The coroner said she was stabbed in the neck.
The weapon, believed to be a flick knife, belongs to Sollecito, according to a report in the Times of London.
The three suspects in the murder of British exchange student Meredith Kercher can be held without charge for a year, a local judge in Perugia has said.
Miss Kercher’s American housemate Amanda Knox, 20, Knox’s Italian boyfriend, student Raffaelle Sollecito, 24, and Diya “Patrick” Lumumba, 38, all appeared in court on Thursday.
Judge Claudia Matteini has now decided police have enough evidence to continue holding the trio while the investigation continues.
According to reports, police documents heard in court allegedly reveal that a fingerprint found on Miss Kercher’s face suggests Knox held her down as she was attacked.