Tuesday 26 September 2017

Knox to find out today if her acquittal stands

Italy's highest court said it will issue a decision this morning on whether to overturn American student Amanda Knox's acquittal in the murder of her roommate.

The court heard six hours of arguments yesterday before going into deliberations. After several hours, it announced it would issue the decision at 10am today.

The court normally issues the decisions the same day. But prosecutor general Luigi Riello told reporters that "in very complex cases, it happens" that the court takes another day.

Lawyers for Ms Knox's co-defendant, Raffaele Sollecito, declined to speculate on what the delay could mean. Ms Knox and Mr Sollecito were initially convicted of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher but were then acquitted in 2011.

Irish Independent

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