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Italian Court Demands Retrial of Amanda Knox Murder Case

BY RELEVANT CURRENT March 26, 2013

An Italian court has overturned acquittals in the Amanda Knox murder case. The Italian Supreme court announced that Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito should once again stand trial for the murder of Knox’s roommate, British student Meredith Kercher. The pair was acquitted of the murder charges after spending four years in an Italian prison following an appeal in 2011. At the time, an appeals court cited the lack of evidence against the pair and blasted the prosecution for faulty DNA tests. The high-profile case has grabbed international headlines since 2007. Knox, who is now 25 and lives in Seattle, may not be forced to return to Italy for trial, but officials in the country could pursue extradition if she is once again found guilty …

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