Amanda Knox is back in the courtroom, but not on murder charges. The young woman, accused of murdering her roommate while studying in Italy, has been charged with slander against the Italian police during her 2009 trial. Knox, who has been fighting for her innocence for three years in an Italian prison, attended a hearing Thursday, reports ABC News. Knox faces up to 26 years for murder charges of her British roommate Meredith Kercher who was found dead in 2007 from being sexually assaulted and stabbed in the house they shared in 2007.
Knox is being slapped with the slander charges for speaking out at her trial last June about 12 police officers who interrogated her, noting that they were rough with her, did not let her sleep, or take bathroom breaks. She said she "was interrogated by numerous officers all night, discouraged from calling a lawyer, and cuffed on the back of the head." The charges could possibly add another 6 years to her prison term, if convicted. Knox is set to appeal the murder charges against her on Nov. 24.
If that weren't enough, her parents may also be indicted on terms of libel charges in Oct., for speaking out about the same incidents to a British newspaper. Despite her confinement, her name has been stirring around in the media, with several books written about her, and movies being filmed based on her story. It must be odd for Knox to find out that the tragic turn of events in her life has become a source of entertainment for the public. Hopefully her case will be resolved as soon as possible. Go here for all the latest breaking news stories.
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