Another twist in long-running Kercher murder case

The decision by the Court of Cassation adds a further twist to a long-running case whose initial handling was sharply criticised by independent forensic experts.

Meredith Kercher was found dead in November 2007 in her bedroom in Italy. Credit: Family Handout

Prosecutors accused Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito of assaulting and killing Kercher in 2007.

They were initially found guilty and sentenced to 26 and 25 years in prison respectively.

In 2011, their convictions were overturned and they were released after serving four years.

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Knox to face Meredith retrial

The most senior appeals court in Italy has ordered a retrial of Amanda Knox for the murder of Meredith Kercher, after overturning her acquittal.