(PERUGIA, Italy) -- As Amanda Knox arrived in her hometown of Seattle Tuesday, after spending the past four years in an Italian prison, the prosecutor in her case announced he would appeal her acquittal of Meredith Kercher's murder.
Giuliano Mignini said Tuesday he would take the case to Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation in Rome. If the appeal is accepted, Knox's 26-year prison sentence could be reinstated.
Knox was acquitted Monday of killing her British roommate in 2007. Her ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, was also cleared of murder charges and spared from serving 25 years in jail.
Mignini said intense media scrutiny of the Knox trial influenced Monday’s decision to toss out the murder convictions.
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