Amanda Knox retrial set for September 30

Posted By CAROLINE LEE, UPI.com   |   July 10, 2013 at 10:32 AM   |   0 comments

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July 10 (UPI) -- The retrial for Amanda Knox {link:has been set for September 30: "http://abcnews.go.com/US/amanda-knox-court-cites-abandoned-theory-sex-game/story?id=19427055&.tsrc=warhol#.Ud1wPT6gV8s"}, an Italian appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Knox, 26, is charged in the 2007 death of her British roommate Meredith Kercher. Italy's highest court overturned her acquittal in March for "deficiencies [and] contradictions" in the lower court in a 74-page document explaining the court's reasoning.

The court also {link:said the jury did not consider all the evidence: "http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/18/world/europe/italy-amanda-knox-case"}, and that discrepancies within Knox's testimony need to be clarified, citing prosecutors' theory early in the trial that Kercher died in an "erotic game" that got out of hand, a motive that the prosecution later abandoned.

The decision to overturn the acquittal freed Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. Knox had spent four years in an Italian prison when she was released.

The court has moved to retry Knox, and ordered a new appeals court to examine all the evidence and determine whether it ties Knox to the murder.

But Knox, who returned to her home in Seattle after the acquittal, is not expected to attend the retrial.

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