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UPDATE: Knox Defenders Stand Ready To Offer Support

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SEATTLE (AP) - Italian prosecutors have said Amanda Knox and her then-Italian boyfriend killed her roommate in 2007 in a drug-fueled sex assault involving a third man.
    
But Knox's defenders say she's innocent, caught up in the complexities of the Italian judicial system and forced to say things she didn't mean during a lengthy police interrogation. And they say bumbling Italian police contaminated the crime scene, producing flawed DNA evidence.
    
A man who helped start the Friends of Amanda Knox group says being back in the spotlight must be unsettling for Knox.
    
Tom Wright says even though his group pretty much disbanded when Knox was acquitted in 2011, members will band together again to support her if needed.
    
Wright says, "Everybody who cares about this young lady continues to believe in her innocence."

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ROME (AP) - Italy's highest criminal court has ordered a new trial for Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend, overturning their acquittals in the gruesome slaying of her British roommate.
    
The 25-year-old University of Washington student said no matter what happens in Italian courts, she and her family will face her legal fight with their "heads held high," and "confident in the truth."
    
It could be months before a date is set for a fresh appeals court trial for Knox and Raffaele Sollecito.
    
Italian law cannot compel Knox to return for the new trial and one of her lawyers said she had no plans to do so.
    
Knox left Italy a free woman after her 2011 acquittal. She served nearly four years of a 26-year prison sentence from a lower court that convicted her of murdering Meredith Kercher.

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