Knox’s latest battle delayed

AMANDA KNOX’S latest legal battle has been delayed until next month.

Italian prosecutors are deciding if the 23-year-old former University of Washington student will officially stand trial for slander. Prosecutors say she falsely accused police of hitting her during questioning in the murder investigation of her British roommate Meredith Kercher.

News cameras were not allowed in the courtroom, but she only spent a short time in the courtroom.

Her parents said the pre-trial hearing lasted about 20 minutes, adding that only eight of the 12 Italian police officers that were part of the alleged hitting incident showed up at the hearing. The proceeding was continued to November 8.

Knox is serving a 26-year prison sentence for murder.

Her appeals hearing on her conviction is now scheduled to begin on November 24.


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