Amanda Knox

Key dates in Amanda Knox prosecution


In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 file photo, Amanda Knox, left, and Raffaele Sollecito, are seen outside the rented house where 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher was found dead in Perugia, Italy. Defense lawyers for U.S. student Amanda Knox and her Italian former boyfriend will get their final say on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 in the defendants' third trial for the gruesome 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici, File)

In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 file photo, Amanda Knox, left, and Raffaele Sollecito, are seen outside the rented house where 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher was found dead in Perugia, Italy. Defense lawyers for U.S. student Amanda Knox and her Italian former boyfriend will get their final say on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 in the defendants’ third trial for the gruesome 2007 murder of Knox’s British roommate. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici, File)

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Key dates in case of American student Amanda Knox, convicted then acquitted in slaying of British roommate Meredith Kercher.

— Nov. 2, 2007: Kercher, 21, is found dead in Perugia apartment. Investigators say she was killed the night before.

— Nov. 6, 2007: Knox is arrested with then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and Diya “Patrick” Lumumba, Congolese owner of pub where Knox occasionally worked.

— Nov. 20, 2007: Lumumba, implicated by Knox, is released for lack of evidence.

— Dec. 6, 2007: Ivory Coast national Rudy Hermann Guede is extradited from Germany.

— Oct. 28, 2008: Judge indicts Knox and Sollecito on charges of murder and sexual assault. Guede, in a fast-track trial, is convicted of murder and sexual assault and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

— Dec. 4, 2009: Court finds Knox guilty of murder, sexual assault and slander; sentences her to 26 years in prison. Sollecito is convicted of murder and sexual assault, sentenced to 25 years.

— Dec. 22, 2009: Appeals court upholds Guede conviction, cuts sentence to 16 years.

— Nov. 24, 2010: Appeals trial for Knox and Sollecito opens in Perugia.

— June 29, 2011: Independent forensic report ordered by the appeals court finds much of the DNA evidence used to convict Knox and Sollecito is unreliable.

— Oct. 3, 2011: Appeals court clears Knox, Sollecito of murder conviction, orders them freed immediately.

—March 26, 2013: Italy’s highest court overturns the acquittal, orders a new appeals trial.

— Sept. 30, 2013: Florence appeals court opens third trial of Knox and Sollecito.

—Jan. 30, 2014: Florence appellate panel begins deliberations.

Source: AP

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Leann Wilson says:

This is bs , I will never go to that country .

   

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