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Amanda Knox Convicted of Murder in Italian Retrial

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.
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.

Read more: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/30/22507219-amanda-knox-convicted-of-murder-in-italian-retrial
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