Amanda Knox has her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty of killing her roommate in Italy, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Knox, 26, and Sollecito, 29, were originally convicted in 2009 of sexually assaulting and murdering Meredith Kercher, who was stabbed to death in her bedroom. Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison, Sollecito to 25. A third person, Rudy Hermann Guede, was convicted separately. Knox and Sollecito had spent four years in jail before their convictions were overturned in 2011.
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In the retrial, Knox was sentenced to 28-and-a-half years, while Sollecito's sentence was 25 years. Knox declined to fly back to Italy for the retrial, fearing she would be "wrongly convicted." Sollecito was instructed to hand over his passport so he would not leave the country before Italy's supreme court confirmed his sentencing.
A legal expert told CNN that it's unlikely Knox would be extradited back to Italy because of the United States' Double Jeopardy laws that state a person cannot be tried twice for the same charge. Knox's lawyer also pointed out that the supreme court will likely not hear the case until April or May of 2015 because of backlog of cases.
"I am frightened and saddened by this unjust verdict," Knox said in written remarks, according to CNN. "Having been found innocent before, I expected better from the Italian justice system. The evidence and accusatory theory do not justify a verdict of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. ...There has always been a marked lack of evidence. This has gotten out of hand. Most troubling is that it was entirely preventable. I beseech those with the knowledge and authority to address and remediate the problems that worked to pervert the course of justice and waste the valuable resources of the system. "
In 2011, Hayden Panettiere played Knox in a Lifetime movie called Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy.