Knox's ex-boyfriend on hand at Italy court case

2015-03-25 14:32
Amanda Knox's Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito arrives at Italy's highest court building, in Rome. (Alessandra Tarantino, AP)

Amanda Knox's Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito arrives at Italy's highest court building, in Rome. (Alessandra Tarantino, AP)

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Rome - Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend has arrived at Rome's high court for a hearing that will determine their fate in the brutal 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate.

Dozens of journalists and camera crews mobbed Raffaele Sollecito as he made his way into the Court of Cassation for Wednesday's final arguments and deliberations.

The ruling, expected later on Wednesday, could bring an end to the high-profile Meredith Kercher murder case.

The judges could decide to confirm the convictions and 28 1/2 -year sentence for Knox and 25-year sentence for Sollecito, which would then raise extradition questions for Knox, who is in the US.

The court could decide to throw out the convictions and order a third appeal trial. Less likely, it could overturn the convictions without ordering a retrial, tantamount to an acquittal.
Read more on:    raffaele sollecito  |  amanda knox  |  us  |  italy  |  meredith kercher murder

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