Amanda Knox faces retrial for the killing of British student Meredith Kercher. Knox was aquitted of murder charges of her roommate in 2011 but Italy’s highest court overturned the ruling on Tuesday morning. As the CNN reports, the retrial will take place at the appeal court in Florence.
Knox issued a statement through a family spokesman shortly after the ruling. The statement said:
It was painful to receive the news that the Italian Supreme Court decided to send my case back for revision when the prosecution’s theory of my involvement in Meredith’s murder has been repeatedly revealed to be completely unfounded and unfair.
It is not known the reason that led Italy’s Court of Cassation to re-trial Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito over the 2007 killing of the 21-year-old British student. The court’s full ruling will be released within three months time.
Knox and her ex-boyfriend are accused of slashing Kercher’s throat during a sex game in her apartment in the town of Perugia. Knox and Sollecito have always denied any wrongdoing. Rudy Guede, a man from the Ivory Coast, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for the murder of the British student.