Italy's Highest Criminal Court Decided to Overturn the Acquittal of Amanda Knox in the Slaying Of Her British Roommate and Ordered a Second Trial.
Posted at: 03/26/2013 6:32 AM
| Updated at: 03/26/2013 10:12 AM
By: WNYT staff
ROME - A new trial has been ordered in the Amanda Knox case. Italy's highest court ruled that an appeals court in Florence must re-hear the case against Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend.
They were charged with murdering their British roommate in 2007. The two were initially found guilty, but their convictions were overturned in 2011.
In 2007, 21 year old Meredith Kercher was found died in her bedroom of the house she shared American Student, Amanda Knox and other roommates in Perugia, Italy. Her throat had been slashed. Amanda Knox spent four years in an Italian prison for the murder, but was acquitted and released back to America in 2011.