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Appeal against Knox, Sollecito acquittal set for March

Pair were cleared of 2007 Kercher murder in March 2011

Appeal against Knox, Sollecito acquittal set for March

(ANSA) - Rome, July 18 - Italy's supreme Court of Cassation said on Thursday that it will start hearing on March 25 the prosecutors' appeal against the acquittal of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher. The former boyfriend and girlfriend were cleared in March 2011 of killing the British exchange student following an alleged sex-game-gone-wrong. At the original trial, Knox and Sollecito were given 26-year and 25-year sentences respectively. Rudy Guede, an Italian-Ivorian drifter, is the only person in jail for the murder. Guede opted for a fast-track trial separately from Knox and Sollecito and was given a 30-year sentence, later cut to 16 years on appeal, a sentence confirmed by the Cassation. photo: Amanda Knox after her acquittal

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