Amanda Knox found guilty of murder in retrial in Italy

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Amanda Knox looks on before speaking on NBC News.
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Amanda Knox was found guilty of murder on Monday during a retrial in Italy. She has been sentenced to 28 years in prison, reports ABC.

The judge sentenced Knox, 26, to 28 years in prison and her ex-boyfriend, Raffaelle Sollecito, to 25 years. The sentence was harsher than the one she received in 2009 for 24 years in prison in connection with the 2007 murder of Knox’s roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy.

Two judges and six jurors began deliberations at 10 a.m. Monday and announced their verdict around 4 p.m. Knox served four years in prison in Italy before she and Sollecito were freed in 2011 after an appeals court dismissed the murder conviction, but another appeals court reopened the case.

Knox is in Seattle. ABC legal correspondent Dan Abrams tweeted: “The Italian supreme court will still need to affirm (which they likely will) then the extradition fight begins.”



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