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Wednesday
Nov242010

Amanda Knox Appears in Court for Start of Appeals Trial

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(PERUGIA, Italy) -- Amanda Knox, the American college student convicted of murdering her roommate Italy, made a brief appearance in an Italian court Wednesday for the start of her appeals trial.

Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison -- 24 years for the murder of her British roommate and two years for slander -- but the prosecution thought that wasn't enough, so attorneys filed an appeal seeking a longer sentence.  They want Knox to serve a sentence of at least 30 years.

For the appeals trial, Knox's attorney wants a new witness to be allowed to testify and a forensics expert to review all of the forensics testimony in the first trial.  Knox's defense team says the judge did not interpret it correctly.

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