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Amanda Knox's Murder Case Reopened! Italian Courts Order A Retrial!

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It looks like Amanda might have an extra chapter to add to her book, as the Italian high court has ordered a retrial on her case.

As a reminder, Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have been accused of murdering Meredith Kercher while studying abroad in Italy and have already served 4 years in prison.

The two were eventually acquitted and released in 2011 and it looked like the nightmare was finally over. But now the case has been reopened and it’s not exactly clear why.

Amanda was upset to hear the news from her home in Seattle, and released the following statement, saying:

"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."

We definitely can’t blame her, especially when we found out the disturbing news that there wasn’t any reliable evidence or motive linking her or Raffaele to the murder.

It sounds like Amanda is managing to stay positive, as she went on to say:

"No matter what happens, my family and I will face this continuing legal battle as we always have, confident in the truth and with our heads held high in the face of wrongful accusations and unreasonable adversity."

We hope that she manages to stay strong through these dark times, but in the meantime it sounds like she has plenty to write about.

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17 comments to “Amanda Knox's Murder Case Reopened! Italian Courts Order A Retrial!”

  1. Valentina says – reply to this


    This is messed up. It's been two years, can't they just leave her alone? Everyone knows she didn't do it.

  2. Stefanie says – reply to this


    I feel really bad for her and her family that she has to continue to go through this. Hang in there, Amanda!

  3. 3

    Italian High Court hasn't decided if they're guilty or not, it's not the High Court role: The Court of Cassation cannot overrule the trial court's interpretation of the evidence but can correct a lower court's interpretation or application of the law. So we have to wait reading the high court reasons to know why the 2nd trial is not valid (not right or wrong decision : NOT VALID). I want only to remember that Amanda Knox was sentenced for perjury because she accused an innocent person of this murder and it wasn't considerated a great evidence of innocence…

  4. 4

    At least she can't be extradited from the US.

  5. Chiara says – reply to this


    Re: ShuLayFang – Someone who finally uses their mind!!

  6. 6

    just don't go back to Italy…america isn't going to hand her over to italian officials…

  7. 7

    No matter, I always thought she was guilty from the start. But I thought you could only be tried for a crime once. Or is that just here in the states?

  8. 8

    She 100% is guilty, no question in my mind. It's about time she pays for horrific crime she committed. How anyone can argue that Knox is innocent, quite frankly blows my mind. Every bit of evidence leads to her guilt. The woman changed her story multiple times, is that not enough evidence? She needs to be deported and no longer live a free life. Justice will be served.

  9. 9

    I'm not familiar with this case at all, but it seems like the opinion is unanimous; she didn't do it. So why won't they re-open Casey Anthony's case? We all know that bitch did it.

  10. 10

    WHAT ABOUT THAT INNOCENT GIRL TAT DIED??? go back to prison where you belong!

  11. 11

    How do any of you now she didn't do it? You weren't there. The truth will either set her free or throw her in prison. I highly doubt they would re-open this acquitted murder case unless something new and major has come to light that will show fault or some sort of cover-up.

  12. heo says – reply to this


    um…….what about the young girl that lost her life? This is another example of the media making the culprit (or maybe not :I)the star. The victim left behind parents, siblings, and friends but can anyone tell me off the top of their head what the victim's name was? In fact, tell me the name of 3 children lost to the shooting in Connecticut or the victims of the theater shooting in Colorado. I am NOT trying to link this to gun violence, simply to the fact that our media is fucked up in who it supports.

  13. 13

    Ehm Amanda Knox can be extradated due to the new US-UE agreement in 2009 because homicide is punished both in US and in UE…

    They're not different trials, it's the same trial but different appeals:


    HIGH COURT: said the second appeal is invalid due to some law application issues but not if Amanda is guilty or not, so a new second appeal will be done, but it's always the same trial, she will not tried 2 times for the same homicide

  14. 14

    Apparently some of you do not know much about the case. There is already a homeless drifter in prison for the murder. His defense is that he followed Meredith home while she walked alone, started a conversation and she brought him home to have sex with him and while he was in the bathroom, Amanda and her boyfriend came home and murdered her and he ran out. The prosecution gave this guy a reduced sentence in order to testify but fed them the info were for his statement. Then the prosecution said they were all having sex with one another. This should never have made it to court. What I do not understand is that Meredith's family still blames Knox, and for that they would have to believe their daughter would take home a drifter homeless guy to have sex with him on her way back from studying. Really? I think the Italians and Meredith's family need to get a grip.

  15. 15

    Amanda Knox is as guilty as Casey Anthony. its unbelievable that they were both acquitted and are running around free.

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  17. Dr Sam J says – reply to this


    none of Amanda Knox's previously attributed habits from excessive drinking and whoring to injecting drugs could possibly even dare to establish her innocence. She is dreadfully horrible and quite devilish looking charcater who always knew her reasons for hideous crime like "murdering MT" and so she did inhumanely with no remorse to express at all. Even though that this foul playing sadistic media compaigned for her reputation to be restored to justify USA must always look a winner, but she wont get away from what awaits her destined as even every three in four person believe her is the devil in thile trial.