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Knox Found Guilty of Murder

On Thursday afternoon, an Italian court found Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito guilty of the murder of Knox's British roommate, Meredith Kercher, in 2007. She was sentenced to 28 years and 6 months, while Sollecito was given 25 years in jail. Knox did not attend the retrial, which was ordered by Italy's Supreme Court in March, and it's unlikely that the U.S. will extradite her to Italy. After an initial guilty verdict, Knox spent four years in prison in Italy, but the sentence was overturned in 2011 for "lack of evidence."