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Court begins deliberations in 3rd Knox trial

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FLORENCE, Italy (AP) - A Florence appeals court has begun deliberations in the murder trial of U.S. student Amanda Knox in the absence of the star defendant.

The court entered chambers at 10:15 Thursday morning, with the last round of rebuttals by Knox's defense team closing four months of arguments in the third trial for the brutal 2007 murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher.

Knox's lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova told the court he is "serene" about the verdict because he believes the only conclusion from the case files is "the innocence of Amanda Knox."

While Knox awaited the verdict half-world away in her hometown of Seattle, her co-defendant and ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, was in court.

A verdict is expected later Thursday.

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dorothy January 30 2014 at 7:25 AM

how many times can you be put to trial for the same thing in Italy ? She was declared not guilty. does double jepoardy not apply over there ? Or do they keep trying someone untill they are found guilty ?

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kaybee103 January 30 2014 at 2:24 PM

Have Your Say...Innocent or guilty... That will be the ultimate question? However i think at this point there is no way for justice to be done.... There is no way that it would be after three trials! It's hard to know what is truth and what is fiction since it appears that both side seem to be able to twist the existing evidence after each trial. God is not mocked... Let her live her life and let God be the ultimate judge.

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You've got IT! January 30 2014 at 9:03 AM

I'm not sure if "serene" is the best approach, at least the best public approach.

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Jon January 30 2014 at 7:48 AM

i don't think she did the killing. it's all a political purpose

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Pusskit January 30 2014 at 7:49 AM

You can't write comments on the Huff. Post unless you connect with Facebook? That will be the day!

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Wonders Pusskit January 30 2014 at 7:53 AM

Not connect with Facebook, connect to Facebook through a mobile phone! I tried going in through Facebook and it wouldn't let me so I emailed them and they told me it has to be through a mobile phone. Guess they just don't want comments on their shoddy stories.

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sulandherb January 30 2014 at 12:00 PM

How many times will they try her? Till they get the answer they want??

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ibystx January 30 2014 at 12:01 PM

IF FOUND GUILTY SHE GETS ANOTHER TRIAL AND THEN GOES FOR 3 OUT OF FIVE. THEY CALL THIS JUSTICE

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booger1xx January 30 2014 at 10:14 AM

What difference,at this point, does it make anyway? Let them say whatever they want. You're home so stay there;you don't need Italy for anything!

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oldsailor29 January 30 2014 at 1:13 PM

How can she be tried a second time after being found not guilty the first time? Don't they have laws on double jeopardy over there?

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xenotex January 30 2014 at 7:58 AM

get off her back, already!!

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