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New Verdicts Expected In Amanda Knox Retrial

Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend waited for yet another verdict from an Italian court Thursday.
Posted at 10:22 AM, Jan 30, 2014

In what some are calling a case that has no end, American Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend waited for yet another verdict from an Italian court Thursday.

In 2011, Knox and Raffaele Sollecito's murder convictions were overturned due to a lack of evidence. They were serving time for the 2007 murder of 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher. (Via BBC)

Kercher's body was reportedly found with more than 40 stab wounds in a pool of blood in the house she shared with Knox while the two were exchange students living in Perugia.

But USA Today reports the Court of Cassation, which is Italy's supreme court, overturned both Knox and Sollecito's appeals in March, claiming there was key evidence that was left out during the appeal.

The case was sent to retrial in Florence in September.

With a verdict expected sometime Thursday, Businessweek reports the prosecution has requested a 30-year prison sentence for Knox and 26 years for Sollecito.

CNN notes the case hasn't changed much over the years, and it's unclear how the presiding judge will rule. But whatever the judge decides, this seemingly never-ending case could keep on going — either side can appeal the verdict.

Knox has been in the U.S. since her murder conviction was tossed out, but according to ABC, Sollecito was in court Thursday and could be arrested immediately if they are found guilty.

No word on if the U.S. would agree to extradite Knox to serve any sentence if she were found guilty.