September 30th, 2013
01:41 AM ET

Amanda Knox's retrial begins

he latest chapter in Amanda Knox's long legal battle begins Monday in Florence, Italy, with a retrial over the 2007 killing of her British roommate Meredith Kercher.

But Knox, 26, who has expressed concern about returning to a country where she spent four years behind bars, will not be in the court.

She was convicted in 2009 of murdering Kercher, a 21-year old British exchange student who was found stabbed to death in November 2007 in the villa the two young women rented in the central Italian university town of Perugia.

The convictions of Knox and her ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were overturned in 2011 for "lack of evidence."

After her acquittal, Knox returned to her hometown of Seattle where she has been living since.

But Italy's Supreme Court decided last year to retry the case, saying the jury that acquitted Knox didn't consider all the evidence, and that discrepancies in testimony needed to be answered.

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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Since I doubt this story is going to generate a lot of interest, I attempted to present a different story now running in the headlines. But CNN, in all their infinite wisdom, chose not let me change things up. So there you go,

    September 30, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Good morning@bobcat. True about this story
    When the country stands at the brink of a Govt shut down and politicking has earned this nation scorn and a source of worry for the rest of the world.
    Come Oct 17 and if US defaults on its obligations, well you can imagine the ramifications.

    September 30, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      The full faith and credit of the U.S. is on the line. Defaulting of what we already owe is patently unconstitutional. It will cause incalcuable damage. Pay your bills, Congress.

      September 30, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    At the risk of getting flak from many I have to say that there are terrorists of their own kind running amok in the mighty Congress of US of A. determined to undermine this country wittingly or otherwise.
    Ready to carry on with their self serving agenda narry a care for this country they are supposed to serve.

    September 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Ready to commit us to perpetual wars, isolation and financial ruin.
    You'll see @bobcat that Netanyahu has just arrived crying and wailing at the diplomatic initiative at the UN to resolve Issue with his broken record railings. And these i have labeled would serve him not our interests.

    September 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Pl read "to resolve Iran issue".

    September 30, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Who then folks, should we trust with this nation's destiny??

    September 30, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Good morning to you as well saywhat
    Your words ring very loudly the truth. These members of the tea party, could very easily be labeled terrorist. To hold an entire nation hostage just because they, a minority of the people, don't like something, is unconscionable. Prior to the entrance of this group, there was still a sense of compromise on the hill. But since their arrival, not so much. I do hope, in the next election, that the majority will put this minority group out to pasture.

    September 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Agree absolutely@bobcat and Amen to that.
    Have a good one my friend.

    September 30, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

    And saywhat
    That issue about Netanyahu is the story I was attempting to post here. While the entire world is willing to give diplomacy a chance, he is remaining the lone dissenting voice on this issue. (Well him and our war hawks up on the hill.)

    September 30, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Regarding this story: all I have to say is that Italy apparently doesn't have double jeopardy. And I'm not talking about the game show.

    September 30, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 30, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Kato Kaelin

    Knox will soon be doing shoots with Hustler, so I can't wait. You shouldn't either.

    September 30, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. rupert

    Kato. U are a tar baby like hamsta the louisiana hick

    September 30, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho

      Does Roem have any purpose to posting this comment to another one of his personalities, other than to be deliberately offensive and racist?

      September 30, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. rupert

    I be dahhman

    September 30, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. rupert

    @ dwayne..camacho
    U are a tar baby

    September 30, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
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