Knox retrial begins Sept. 30 in death of roommate

Knox retrial begins Sept. 30 in death of roommate

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PERUGIA, ITALY - NOVEMBER 24: Amanda Knox (C) is led away from Perugia's Court of Appeal by police officers after the first session of her appeal against her murder conviction on November 24, 2010 in Perugia, Italy. American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted of the murder of Ms Knox's former British flatmate Meredith Kercher in 2007. Their initial trial completed in December 2009 with Knox and Sollecito receiving sentences of 26 and 25 years respectively. Rudy Guede, an unemployed man from Ivory Coast, was also convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher. The case is also forming the basis for a film currently being shot in Italy entitled 'The Amanda Knox Story', with American actress Hayden Panettiere cast as Amanda Knox. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Amanda Knox

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 9:09 AM

ROME (AP) -- A Florence appeals court has set Sept. 30 as the start date for the retrial of American student Amanda Knox in the 2007 death of her British roommate.
 
In March, Italy's highest court overturned Knox's acquittal, faulting the lower court for "deficiencies, contradictions and illogical" conclusions in freeing Knox and her onetime boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. It ordered a new appeals court to consider all the evidence to determine if they helped kill Meredith Kercher.
 
Kercher family attorney Francesco Maresca said Tuesday the Florence court would begin hearings on Sept. 30. Knox, who returned to her hometown of Seattle after her 2011 acquittal, is not expected to attend.
 
Kercher's body was found in her bedroom of the house she shared with Knox in Perugia. Her throat had been slashed.
 

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