Prosecutors appeal against Knox acquittal

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  • Italian prosecutors have asked Italy's highest criminal court to reinstate the murder convictions of Amanda Knox

    Prosecutors have lodged an appeal more than four months after a lower appeal court acquitted Amanda Knox and her then boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

    Prosecutor Giovanni Galati says he is convinced that the pair stabbed the 21-year-old Leeds University student to death in the apartment she shared with Miss Knox in Perugia.

    Mr Galati says the appeals sentence must be revised, insisting it was full of errors and omissions.

    Mr Sollecito and Miss Knox were found guilty in a lower court of killing Miss Kercher in what prosecutors have described as a sex-fuelled attack.

    Miss Knox was sentenced to 25 years in prison, but an appeals court argued that the evidence didn’t hold up and she was freed to return to the United States.

    The prosecution lost the case against Miss Knox, 24, and Mr Sollecito, 27, after a DNA review discredited crucial genetic evidence used to convict the accused in 2009.

    In October, the court said the guilty verdicts against the pair were not corroborated by any evidence.

    The high court is expected to issue its decision toward the end of the year.


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