Knox indicted in Italy sex murder case: report

8th November 2010, Comments 0 comments

Amanda Knox, the American convicted of the sex-murder of a British student in Italy, was indicted Monday on charges of slander for claiming police beat her during questioning, ANSA news agency reported.

The 23-year-old's trial on the charges of slandering seven police officers and an interpreter is due to start on May 17 next year, the report said.

Knox was sentenced in December 2009 to 26 years in prison for the murder of Meredith Kercher in a drug-fuelled sex game that turned violent.

The Seattle native accused police of beating and intimidating her during questioning after the gruesome murder.

Knox has repeatedly protested her innocence, and her trial on appeal for the murder is set to start on November 24.

Kercher was found on November 2, 2007, semi-nude in a pool of blood with stab wounds to the neck in her room in the cottage she shared with Knox.

Knox's then boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and a man from Ivory Coast, Rudy Guede, were also convicted of the murder.

© 2010 AFP

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