Amanda Knox Convicted of Murder in Italian Retrial


Published 01/30 2014 03:13PM

Updated 01/30 2014 03:14PM

NBC News
American student Amanda Knox, who spent four years in prison before her murder verdict was overturned, was re-convicted Thursday of stabbing to death her roommate when they were students in Italy in 2007.

A panel of two judges and six jurors sentenced Knox to 28 years. They also found her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, guilty and called for a sentence of 25 years in a sensational case that has made headlines on both sides of the Atlantic for six years.

It's unclear what will happen to Knox, who is certain to appeal — a process that could take a year or longer.

The 26-year-old — nicknamed Foxy Knoxy by some media — returned to her home in Seattle after being acquitted on appeal. She did not appear at the latest trial, and had vowed not to return to Italy whatever the outcome.

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