Amanda Knox and Raffaele Solliceto were not present on Monday in Italy for the retrial in the Meredith Kercher murder case that a higher court deemed was warranted in Italy, according to the BBC News. But lawyers for the accused in the case were present, along with a legal representative for the Kercher family, as well as one face neither Knox or Solliceto might want to be present: Congolese barman Patrick Lumumba.
And though Knox and Solliceto were acquitted after the first court convicted them and sentenced them to years of prison time for the killing of the study abroad student, they could now face extradition back to Italy to return to prison if a third court finds them guilty again.
The court trial is expected to continue through parts of November, with photos and updates made available daily from the Atlanta Crime Examiner, so be sure to click on the subscribe link at the bottom of this page for email notifications.
Atlanta Crime Examiner Radell Smith has a degree in criminal justice and behavioral forensics.