Amanda Knox ordered to face a retrial

Amanda Knox ordered to face a retrial

An Italian court has ordered the retrial of American student Amanda Knox, after she won an appeal two years ago against her conviction of murdering her British room mate.

Knox and her boyfriend were originally jailed for the murder of 21 year on Meredith Kercher in 2007, but were released in 2011 after appealing their convictions.

But the prosecution last year appealed against the acquittals, and Italy’s top court has upheld this appeal and ordered the pair to face a re-trial.

In a statement, Knowx has described the court’s decision extremely dissapointing, but her lawyer Carlo Della Vedova says she will continue to fight the allegations.

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