Transcript for Amanda Knox Faces Retrial of Murder Case
It was a shock today from italy in the case of the american college student amanda knox, who was acquitted of murder charges and freed 18 months ago, returning home to america. But tonight she is once again at the center of a courtroom drama, in a distant country. A new group of italian judges, sending her case back to an appeals court. So what is next for the young woman who's lived at the center of this storm? Lama hasan is in rome. Reporter: Amanda knox was at home in seattle when her italian color called at 2:00 a.M. To deliver the unwelcome news. She's shocked. She's very sad. Reporter: Knox and sollecito was convicted of murdering kercher in what police claim was a sex game gone wrong. Knox was sentenced to 26 years in jail. There is no evidence. There never was any evidence, and there never will be any evidence. Reporter: In 2011, an appeals court overturned their conviction. The defense argued the evidence in the case had been mishandled. She's spent four years behind bars. The appeals court criticized virtually the entire case as presented by the prosecutors and ruled she should be freed. Knox returned to the u.S. Within 24 hours. Thank you to everyone who believed in me, who has defendedly me, who has supported my family. Reporter: She's spent the last 18 months in seattle studying creative writing, she has a new boyfriend and spent the last year writing a book about her ordeal. Today she said she was said about the painful news. Although the victim's family tearfully welcomed today's decision, the supreme court basises their ruling solely on whether or not italian legal code was followed, specifics of the evidence or the witnesses. The knox family said they will continue to fight with their helds held lie in the face of wrongful accusations. Italy does have an extradition treaty with the u.S., But it would take years of legal wrangling. Prosecutors here are convinced of her guilt and they will not give up.
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