Knox acquittal overturned - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Knox acquittal overturned

Posted: Updated:
Amanda Knox faces the prospect of retrial after her acquittal was thrown out Tuesday. (File photo courtesy of F. Troccoli) Amanda Knox faces the prospect of retrial after her acquittal was thrown out Tuesday. (File photo courtesy of F. Troccoli)
  • InternationalMore>>

  • Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

    Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:16:08 GMT
    The former majority shareholder in Yukos Oil Company says it has won in excess of $50 billion in a court ruling against Russia.More >>
    Russian President Vladimir Putin's government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country's largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled.More >>
  • Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

    Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:47:50 GMT
    Officials in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities held by separatist militants.More >>
    Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police...More >>
  • Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

    Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:47:26 GMT
    The Libyan government is appealing for "international help" after several oil tankers caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in the capital, Tripoli.More >>
    A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the...More >>

(RNN) - The Italian Supreme Court has thrown out Amanda Knox's acquittal Tuesday, and she faces a retrial in the 2007 death of her roommate.

The murder conviction against her and her former boyfriend, Rafaelle Sollecito, was overturned on appeal in October 2011, after they spent four years in prison for the sexual assault and murder of British exchange student Meredith Kercher.

She returned to the U.S. in 2011, and was not in Italy for the hearing.

The court said the retrial will take place at the appeals court in Florence.

Knox's attorney says she is "shocked and saddened, but ready to fight," CNN reports.

She is not expected to return to Italy.

Copyright 2013 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved. The Associated Press and CNN contributed to this report.