Italian Court Finds Amanda Knox And Ex-Boyfriend Guilty
Amanda Knox and former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito have been found guilty of murder by an Italian court.
Prosecutors said the couple had killed Meredith Kercher in November 2007. They were convicted two years later of murder, but those charges were overturned on appeal in 2011.
A judge said Thursday that Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison. Sollecito’s sentence was 25 years.
It is unlikely Knox, who lives in Seattle, Washington, will return to Italy to serve additional prison time because U.S. law dictates that a person cannot be tried twice on the same charge, a legal expert told CNN.