Amanda Knox may be facing a court ordered retrial in Florence at the end of next month but the American accused of killing her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, while abroad won't be headed back to Italy. According to Reuters via Yahoo! News on Aug. 24, the former exchange student is staying put in Seattle.
Knox, now 26, was acquitted of the crime she and ex-beau Raffaele Sollecito were accused of committing during an appeal's trial some two years ago after serving four years in prison for the killing of Kercher in 2007. However, the supreme court in Italy instructed that another trial take place after the pair were released.
By way of background, by law Amanda Knox is not obligated to return to the country where the crime was committed. Instead, her lawyers are allowed to represent Knox at the retrial that will begin on Sept. 30.
Knox's legal team includes Luciano Ghirga, who told an Italian newspaper that his client is not avoiding the call to justice for another examination of the case. She is simply having her legal staff stand in for her.
That said, the American woman who was likened to Jessica Rabbit at her appeals hearing continues to maintain her innocence as she has done since Meredith Kercher was murdered in Perugia.
So, with this Amanda Knox update, it is safe to say that the Seattleite will not going back to Italy for the retrial in Florence at the end of next month. Instead, she will be represented by her team of competent attorneys.