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Italian Supreme Court to rule on retrial of Amanda Knox case

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The Italian Supreme Court will decide Monday whether the case of Amanda Knox will be retried, news sources report.

The Washington Post reports that prosecutors are appealing the acquittals of Knox and her ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, in the murder of a British student, Meredith Kercher. Knox lived with Kercher while they were both studying in Perugia, Italy.

According to the Washington Post, Kercher was found dead in her apartment, her throat slashed. Originally, Knox and Sollecito were convicted for Kercher's murder and sentenced to 26 and 25 years in prison, respectively. However, in 2011, an appeals court acquitted them due to lack of evidence and motive.

CNN reports that if the Italian Supreme Court does not overturn the acquittal, the case will be closed. However, if it is overturned, the case will go back to the appellate court.

Knox's lawyer, Luciano Ghirga, told CNN that Knox is confident that the Italian legal system will not overturn the acquittal and that she will be able to return to Italy as a free woman.

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