August 25, 2013 in Region

Knox won’t go to Italy for retrial

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Amanda Knox appeared on ABC News in April.
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ROME – One of Amanda Knox’s lawyers said the American won’t return to Italy for a new appeals trial over the 2007 killing of her British roommate.

In March, Italy’s supreme court ordered a new trial for Knox and her former Italian boyfriend for the slaying of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, where they were students. An appeals court in 2011 had acquitted both, overturning convictions by a lower court. The new appeals trial begins in Florence on Sept. 30.

Florence daily La Nazione quoted lawyer Luciano Ghirga on Saturday as saying the American confirmed what her lawyers said: She won’t return to Italy for the new trial.

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