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.
Florence Italy trial
The Palazzo Di Giustizia, where the latest murder trial seeking justice for murder victim Meredith Kercher is going on Sept. 30 through November 2013.
Congolese barman Patrick Lumumba makes an appearance at the latest murder trial of Amanda Knox and her alleged partner, Raffaele Sollecito, in the murder of Meredith Kercher.
Kercher family attorney
The Kercher family attorney Francesco Maresca fights the wind as he makes his way into the courthouse in Florence Italy for the beginning of the third murder trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the slaying of Meredith Kercher.
Amanda Knox attorney
Amanda Knox defense attorney Luciano Chirga appears in court on Sept. 30 to protect his client’s interest in the murder case of Meredith Kercher. Chirga’s requests to the judge, however, are mostly refused.
Amanda Knox as she looked when she was finally released from an Italian prison after serving four years of her sentence for killing Meredith Kercher. She and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted in a second trial, but Italy’s highest court overturned that acquittal. And now a third trial has begun.
Raffaele Solleciot’s attorney Giulia Bongiorno joins Amanda Knox’s attorney to try and keep a murder knife’s DNA from being analyzed in the third trial of the former boyfriend and girlfriend, but she is unsuccessful.