Italy court prepares verdict in Knox appeal over Kercher murder

March 27, 2015 10:39 AM

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Italy court prepares verdict in Knox appeal over Kercher murder

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's highest court is expected to rule on Friday on whether to uphold the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.The brutal killing and tangle of trials that followed gripped attention on both sides of the Atlantic, inspiring books and films. Kercher's family said Meredith, who died aged 21, risked being forgotten.

Almost eight years after the murder, the Court of Cassation's decision could trigger a new legal battle over whether to extradite Knox, 27. Her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 31, could also face decades in jail.

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