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With Amanda Knox today revealing she will not go back to Italy to face re-trial over the Meredith Kercher murder case, here is a summary of the key events since the 21-year-old student from Surrey was found dead:
- 2 November 2007: Kercher's body found in her apartment in Perugia
- 6 November 2007: Knox and Raffaele Sollecito arrested
- 6 December 2007: Ivory coast national Rudy Guede extradited from Germany and arrested in Italy
- 28 October 2008: Guede convicted of murder and sexual assault, sentenced to 30 years
- 4 December 2009: Knox and Sollecito found guilty of murder and sexual assault, sentenced to 25 years
- 3 October 2011: Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder after four years in prison
- 12 September 2012: Sollecito pens book on Kercher's murder
- 26 March 2013: Knox and Sollecito ordered to face retrial
- 1 May 2013: Knox reveals desire to visit Kercher's grave in first TV interview
- 1 July 2013: Sollecito says he and Knox were "victims"
- 3 September 2013: Sollecito says he did not regret kissing Knox hours after Kercher's death
- 15 September 2013: Knox says she "won't go back to Italy for retrial"
Amanda Knox has told The Sun on Sunday (£) she was portrayed as "the dark lady" who had decided Meredith Kercher was "better than me and had to die" in the first trial over the British student's death.
Amanda Knox will not go back to Italy for her retrial over the death of Meredith Kercher as she fears she will become a "distraction", the Sun on Sunday (£) reported.
She was convicted along with her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito following a high-profile trial, but the pair were later cleared in 2011.
Italy's supreme court has ordered a retrial, but Knox says she can't afford to return and stay in Italy for the duration of the trial.
Knox told the paper: "If it were possible to go to the court and not have to deal with the issues of being afraid of being thrown back in prison again for an arbitrary reason, or for being able to financially afford it, absolutely I would want to be there."