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Kercher may have been killed in 'erotic game,' says court

Document explains why Knox, Sollecito acquittal overturned

Kercher may have been killed in 'erotic game,' says court

Perugia, June 18 - The 2007 murder of student Meredith Kercher in the city of Perugia could have been the result of an erotic game, Italy's supreme Court of Cassation said on Tuesday in a document explaining the motives for overturning the acquittal of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for her murder. On March 25, the Cassation scrapped the Perugia appeals court's 2011 decision to quash the 26-year and 25-year sentences Knox and Sollecito were handed respectively at the original trial in 2009. A new appeals trial has been ordered to take place in Florence. The murder of Kercher was one of the most notorious cases in recent Italian history. Knox, now 25, and Sollecito, now 29, both students along with Kercher, were convicted of her murder in 2009 and served two years in prison before their convictions were overturned in 2011.

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