Amanda Knox to Face Retrial in Italy

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 at 8:03 am

Amanda Knox has spoken out admitting that it was ‘painful’ to find out that she will be retried over the 2007 killing of her British flatmate Meredith Kercher in Perugia.

Knox, 25, and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 29, spent four years in jail, but were freed on appeal in 2011 largely on the grounds DNA evidence was flawed.

This morning Italy’s highest court overturned an acquittal and ruled that an appeals court must re-hear the case against the pair.

Knox returned to the U.S. after she was freed and now lives in Seattle – Italian law cannot compel her  to return for the re-running of her appeal, but if she is convicted, Italy could seek her extradition.

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One Response to “Amanda Knox to Face Retrial in Italy”

  1. MT Geoff on 26/26/13 at 11:37 am

    This is why we have a double-jeopardy clause. If Amanda is actually guilty, the trials and related trouble are far less punishment than she deserves. But she was acquitted and deserves the benefit of the doubt now.