Amanda Knox faces slander trial
American Amanda Knox, who was exonerated by Italy's highest court of her room mate's brutal murder after multiple trials, is facing a new trial in Italy on a charge of slandering police.
Knox is charged with slander for testifying that her false accusation that a Congolese bar owner murdered her British room mate Meredith Kercher was coerced.
The police slander trial opened in Milan today. Knox is not expected to attend, but prosecution witnesses will be heard in September when the trial resumes.
Knox' defence lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova said he is "not worried" about the case, noting that the statute of limitations runs out in October 2016, requiring exhaustion of all appeals.