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APPEALS PROCESS COULD TAKE 1 YEAR
Today marks the first day of American co-ed Amanda Knox's Appeal Trial contesting her murder conviction in December 2009. The photos, courtesy of Zimbio, show Amanda leaving the court session this afternoon.
Knox's parents told the Associated Press that they are hoping this appeal will result in their daughter's release. The appeal is an attempt to overturn Amanda's conviction for the 2007 murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher. Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison for the slaying.
Knox's parents maintain that Amanda had no motive to kill her roommate, and that the prosecution neither proved motive nor produced evidence against their daughter.
The UK Telegraph says the appeals process could take as long as a year, and that on Thanksgiving Thurs., 20 of Knox's family and friends will gather for a meal in Perugia, while Amanda sits in her prison cell.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/8157000/Amanda-Knox-appeal-could-last-a-year.html