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Amanda Knox’s Court Case May Be Retried

Amanda Knox Court Case

Amanda Knox‘s court case drama may not be over. The Italian Supreme Court will decide on Monday whether they will overturn the acquittals of Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito.

The pair were accused of murdering Knox’s ex-roommate Meredith Kercher. An appeals court cleared both of them of Kercher’s murder in 2011.

She was freed after she spent four years in prison while the trial took place in Perugia. After leaving prison, Amanda Knox went home to Seattle, Washington. In the years since, she has kept a low profile as much as possible. She is also working on writing her memoir.

There was a fierce bidding war for Knox’s story, which Publishing House HarperCollins won. They are reportedly paying $4 million for her story. The book about Amanda Knox’s experience will be released at the end of April.

Both the murder of British student Meredith Kercher and the subsequent trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito drew worldwide attention. There was also much criticism in the United States of the Italian legal system. Unlike in the US, there is no “innocent until proven guilty” stance.

Neither Knox nor Sollecito will be present at Monday’s ruling. They will have to face a retrial and return to Perugia, Italy if prosecutors win the appeal. Along with the pair, Rudy Guede was also accused of Kercher’s murder. He is currently serving a 16-year sentence after he waived his right to a trial.

Meredith Kercher’s sister is pushing for prosecutors to win their appeal. She stated that the final court hearing would need to address “unanswered questions” about her sister’s murder. Meredith was killed on November 1, 2007 in her apartment. Her body was discovered the next day on the floor. She had been stabbed in the throat.

Several interviews with Knox came before she was arrested about a week later. It is unclear whether the Supreme Court will rule in Amanda Knox’s favor or now.

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