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Amanda Knox is heading again to Italian courtroom for costs regarding her 2007 homicide trial.
“I’m on trial in Italy once more,” Knox, 36, wrote in a prolonged Instagram put up on Friday, October 13, earlier than explaining: “This can be a good factor.”
Knox, now 36, was convicted of murdering her British roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007 whereas learning overseas in Perugia, Italy at age 20. Her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, was additionally convicted of murdering Kercher. After spending almost 4 years in jail, their convictions have been overturned in 2011. 4 years later, Italy’s Courtroom of Cassation, the nation’s highest courtroom, formally exonerated Knox and Sollecito, now 39. (In 2008, Rudy Guede was sentenced to 30 years for Kercher’s homicide after his DNA was recognized on the crime scene. His sentence was later decreased, and he was launched from jail in November 2021.)
Although she was exonerated of her homicide costs, Italian courts upheld Knox’s slander conviction, which was handed down after she wrongfully implicated bar proprietor Patrick Lumumba in Kercher’s homicide. On the time of her launch from jail in 2011, the courtroom dominated three of her 4 years as time already served for the slander cost.
In 2019, Knox defined in her put up on Friday, the European Courtroom of Human Rights dominated that in her interrogation for the 2007 homicide, through which she implicated Lumumba, her rights to a lawyer and interpreter have been violated. Resulting from current reform, she stated, the Courtroom of Cassation has formally acknowledged this ruling. After interesting the cost, the courtroom ordered a brand new trial on Friday.
“On the time of those tragic occasions, Patrick Lumumba was my good friend. We’re each victims of the violation of my human rights throughout my interrogation, with out which I used to be helpless in opposition to the coercive strain of the police,” Knox wrote. “The end result of that interrogation derailed the investigation into Meredith Kercher’s homicide, and led to the wrongful imprisonment of three completely different individuals. Patrick Lumumba suffered 10 days of wrongful imprisonment, and Raffaele and I almost 4 years. In the future in jail as an harmless particular person is someday too many.”
Now, Knox defined, she has “the chance to hunt my full acquittal from this wrongful accusation of slander. And I’ll struggle with my attorneys to show my innocence as soon as and for all.”
Within the years since her launch from jail, Knox has turn out to be an outspoken activist and champion for the wrongfully convicted. She launched a memoir, Ready to Be Heard, in 2013, and in 2016, took half in a self-titled Netflix documentary about her case. In 2021, Knox introduced the arrival of her first baby, daughter Eureka Muse Knox-Robinson, with husband Christopher Robinson.
A date for Knox’s new trial has not but been set however it’s anticipated to happen in Florence.