March 26th, 2013
01:23 AM ET

Amanda Knox to face new murder trial

[Posted at 9:53 a.m. ET] Italian Supreme Court judges ruled Tuesday that U.S. citizen Amanda Knox should stand trial again for the death of her former roommate in Italy.

Knox, who returned to the United States in 2011 and has been living in Seattle, was not in court for Tuesday's ruling. She vowed Tuesday to fight with her head "held high" to prove her innocence.

Knox said it had been "painful" to hear the news that the court had ordered a retrial, in a statement issued through the family's PR spokesman, David Marriott.

[Posted at 1:23 a.m. ET] Italian Supreme Court judges are expected to announce Tuesday whether American Amanda Knox should stand trial again for the death of her former roommate.

The judges concluded a hearing over the question Monday and were expected to announce their decision by midday Tuesday.

Knox spent four years in prison before an appellate court overturned her murder conviction in the 2007 death of Meredith Kercher. She returned to the United States in 2011. Prosecutors say despite the appellate decision, they still believe Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, are responsible for the death.

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  1. Unonimous

    For all of these advising an extradition – just to remind you that America is giving asylum to so many. Than, how would we send an American citizen there? God forbid if something happens to my son who is Amanda's age.

    March 27, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Not Going To Happen

    Can you say double – jeopardy?
    Not likely the US will extradite to violate one of it's own basic principles.

    March 30, 2013 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Nacho Cheese Dip On A Friday Night In 1989

    Satanic blood lust

    April 6, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Nacho Cheese Dip On A Friday Night In 1989

    She is a very evil person. I hope they dispose of her properly. They do not take kindly to quasi-s3xual blood rituals in Italy.

    April 6, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • annieR

      How DARE you say these things? I'd guess the glass is always half-empty for you, right? Negative, nasty, conclusion-jumping nobody.

      April 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Missy

    This poor girl. They have no evidence that she did this crime. They need to let her go home to her family and stop trying to convict her of a crime she did not commit.

    April 23, 2013 at 11:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
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