Amanda Knox's Retrial Is Happening in Italy Right Now

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Amanda Knox might have to go back to Italy to stand trial — again — for allegedly killing her study abroad roommate in 2007.


Knox was convicted in 2009 of murdering Meredith Kercher, a 21-year-old British student who was found stabbed to death in the Perugian villa the two shared. In 2011, the convictions of Knox and her ex-boyfriend were overturned for "lack of evidence," and Knox returned home to Seattle.

But the Italian Supreme Court decided to retry the case because some people are still convinced that she killed Kercher as part of a deviant sex game.

Knox has said such claims are "a bombardment of falsehood and fantasy" and there's no evidence to suggest she's really the Satan-worshipping murderess the Italian court and press made her out to be.

"I'm afraid to go back there," Knox said in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo in May. "I don't want to go back into prison."

We don't blame her.

For a good recap of the case, check out Nathaniel Rich's Rolling Stone piece — it's my favorite reporting on the subject.



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If the convictions were overturned and she doesn't want to go, can she be forced to?