Amanda Marie Knox is an American woman accused, along with her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, of the murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. Knox and Sollecito were arrested days after the murder and spent almost four years in prison, having been initially found guilty, but released by acquittals at a second level trial in October 2011, Knox returned to the US. The prosecution appealed to the Italian Supreme Court, which ordered a third trial. The new trial of Knox and Sollecito began in September 2013, with Knox remaining in the US. On January 30, 2014, the court returned guilty verdicts, sentencing her to 28 years in prison.
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