Amanda Knox to be Re-tried After Italy High Court Overturns Verdict
KREX News Room
ROME.- An Italian High Court has overturned a judges ruling in the murder case against then student Amanda Knox.
Knox had already served four years in prison after she was found guilty in the 2007 murder of her British exchange student roommate Meredith Kercher.
A previous appeals court had acquitted Knox in the slaying of her British roommate and she returned to the United States in 2011.
In a statement, Knox said that no matter what happens she and her family will hold their heads high in the face of wrongful accusations
The victim's sister also released a statement saying, "There are still questions that are unanswered and we are all looking to find out the truth."
Legal experts say the Italian supreme court effectively ruled that the judge in the appeal court mishandled the case.
Knox, now a student at the university of Washington, has not said whether she will return to Italy for the re-trail, however, Italian law cannot force her to attend the proceedings.