Watch as Amanda Knox arrives at Italian courtroom for slander trial linked to Meredith Kercher’s homicide | EUROtoday

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Watch as Amanda Knox returns to courtroom in Florence, Italy, on Wednesday 5 June, as she tries to overturn a conviction for slander, the final excellent case towards her following the infamous killing of a British scholar in 2007.

“I hope to clear my name once and for all of the false charges against me,” the American mentioned this week on X.

Italy’s high courtroom in 2015 annulled Knox’s conviction for the homicide of her British flatmate Meredith Kercher within the metropolis of Perugia, capping practically a decade of courtroom drama throughout which she had twice been discovered responsible.

The brutal stabbing of 21-year-old Kercher and a number of trials supplied fodder for tabloids on each side of the Atlantic and impressed books and movies.

Knox – who spent 4 years in jail in Italy and was tried and ultimately cleared alongside together with her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito – is going through a retrial over a slander conviction.

Knox was given a three-year sentence for wrongly accusing Congolese bar proprietor Patrick Lumumba of killing Kercher.

The sentence had no sensible influence because it was coated by the point Knox spent in jail.

Lumumba was held for 2 weeks in 2007 earlier than he was freed. Knox mentioned she named him whereas below duress when she was being questioned by police.

The European Court of Human Rights dominated in 2019 that there had been procedural errors throughout Knox’s questioning and Italy’s highest courtroom final 12 months ordered a retrial within the slander case.