Ex-mobster accuses brother in Knox retrial for murder
ROME (AFP) - A transgender mafia turncoat on Friday accused her own brother in court of the grisly murder of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 at the retrial of Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-lover.
Luciano Aviello, who told the court she wanted to be referred to as "Luciano Lucia", served time in prison with Knox's co-accused Raffaele Sollecito.
She was testifying for a second time, having done so already at the original trial before retracting the testimony and being charged with perjury.
But Aviello returned to the original accusation on Friday saying that her brother killed Miss Kercher in the university town of Perugia during a random burglary.