Amanda Knox to be retired in Italy

Italy’s highest court has overturned acquittals against Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. The pair will be retried for the murder of Knox’s former roommate.

** FILE PHOTOS COMBO ** File photos combo shows, from left; Italian student Raffaele Sollecito, slain 21-year-old British woman Meredith Kercher, her American roommate Amanda Knox. Amanda Knox was waiting anxiously Monday, March 25, 2013 in Seattle to hear if she will face trial again as Italy's top criminal court considered whether to overturn her acquittal in the murder of her roommate in Italy. Italian prosecutors have asked the high court to throw out the acquittals of Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend in the murder of 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher and order a new trial. The court's decision has been postponed to Tuesday. (AP Photo/files)

Italy’s highest court has overturned acquittals against Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. The pair will be retried for the murder of Knox’s former roommate.

Knox and Sollecito were arrested in 2007, shortly after Meredith Kercher's body was found in a home she shared with Knox and others while they were exchange students.

Prosecutors say Kercher was the victim of a drug-fueled sex game, gone wrong.

Knox served four years of her prison sentence after the original conviction, but was acquitted on arguments that DNA evidence was flawed.

Analysts say the U.S. is unlikely to extradite her to Italy for the retrial, so it will likely take place in abstentia.


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