Knox retrial date set for September
In March, Italy's highest court overturned Knox's acquittal, faulting the lower court for "deficiencies, contradictions and illogical" conclusions in freeing Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. It ordered a new appeals court to consider all the evidence to determine if they helped kill Ms Kercher.
Kercher family lawyer Francesco Maresca said the Florence court would begin hearings on September 30. Knox, who returned to her home town of Seattle after her 2011 acquittal, is not expected to attend.
Ms Kercher's body was found in her bedroom of the house she shared with Knox in Perugia. Her throat had been slashed.