ROME, Italy – Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito will have to face re-trial for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher. In the 74-page ruling of the Italian Supreme Court, the judges claim Kercher died due to a sex game that got out of control.
As The Daily Mail reports, the appeal process will go through the evidence collected since 2007 because the trial that acquitted Amanda and her ex-boyfriend was full of ‘contradictions and illogical conclusions.‘ The re-trial will shed light on the ambiguities still surrounding the case.
According to the Italian Court of Cassation, Rudy Guede wasn’t alone when he killed young British student Meredith Kercher. It is thought that Rudy, originally from the Ivory Coast, was the ‘main protagonist’ but not the ‘sole author’ of the crime. Guede was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2011.
In the 74-page ruling, the Cassation writes that the trial was full of ambiguities because the murder weapon was never found and the DNA tests were confusing.
Under Italian law, Knox and Sollecito aren’t forced to attend the re-trial. Speaking from her home in Seattle, Knox said she is confident the charges would be dropped.