[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.FULL STORY