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    American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaelo Sollecito will be tried again for the murder of Knox's roommate, Meredith Kercher, Reuters reports. Kercher was found stabbed to death in the apartment the two women shared while studying abroad in Italy. An Italian court accepted a request for a retrial from the prosecution, and voided Knox and Sollecito's acquittals. Knox and Sollecito were originally convicted of Kercher's murder but were acquitted four years into their sentences on appeal after forensic experts questioned evidence in their original trial. Knox will not be required to return to Italy for the trial, but could be extradited if she is found guilty again. Rudy Guede was convicted separately of Kercher's murder and is still in jail.
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