Convicted Again: Amanda Knox’s Murder Verdict

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After being acquitted by an appellate court for their murder conviction involving the fatal stabbing of Meredith Kercher, Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito are seeing a deja vu nightmare. The 26 and 29 year-old are being convicted for murder a second time.

Last year, Italy’s highest court had overturned the acquittal and sent the case back to a new appellate court in Florence.The jury of two judges and six lay jurors gave their verdict on Thursday after discussing for one day. The case has already gone through three levels of judgment, which have seen different verdicts. The prosecutor has demanded that Sollecito and Knox receive a 26 and 30 year sentence. A third defendant, Rudy Guede has already been convicted in a separate trial for connection with the murder and is currently serving a 16 year sentence. 

At this point, the back and forth case has turned tragic. Knox did not appear in court and, instead, remained in Seattle, where she has been living since 2011.

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