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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.

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New Knox trial to be held at a court in Florence

  • Last year, prosecutors filed a motion to appeal against the acquittals, calling the verdicts "contradictory and illogical"
  • Italy's top appeal court examined whether there were irregularities which gave grounds for a retrial, rather than assessing the details of the case
  • Knox returned to her Seattle-area home after she was released from prison in Italy and had been scheduled to speak publicly about the trial for the first time on American television in April
  • The new trial will be held before a court in Florence

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