Amanda Knox Will Face Retrial Over Meredith Kercher Murder

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  • An Italian court has overturned the Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito acquittals

    Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have been ordered to stand trial again over the murder of Meredith Kercher.

    Italy’s highest appeal court has overturned the acquittals of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecit.

    Knox and Sollecito spent four years in jail for the 2007 murder of Knox’s flatmate but were freed on appeal in October 2011, largely on the grounds that the DNA evidence was flawed.

    Knox now lives in Seattle and the retrial is expected take place in absentia, as the U.S. is unlikely to extradite her.

    Meredith Kercher was a University of Leeds student on a exchange year in Perugia when she was found dead in her bedroom with her throat slashed.

    An Ivory Coast man, Rudy Guede, was convicted of the murder in a separate hearing and is serving 16 years. He admitted being at the house on the night of the killing in November 2007, but denies murder.

    Knox and Sollecito were originally sentenced to 26 and 25 years in prison for killing and sexually assaulting Meredith Kercher.

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