FLORENCE, ITALY - Defense lawyers for Seattle student Amanda Knox and her Italian former boyfriend will get their final say Monday in the third trial for the 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate.
The prosecution also will make its final rebuttals Monday, the last hearing day scheduled in the trial ahead of the verdict later this month.
Judge Alessandro Nencini says each team will get 30 minutes for their last word so that deliberations can start as planned on Jan. 30th.
Prosecutor Alessandro Crini is demanding 26 years for each defendant for the murder, and four years for Knox's slander case.
Knox and Sollecito were freed on appeal in 2011, but Italy's highest court ordered a second appellate trial after blasting the acquittal.
Knox and Sollecito have maintained their innocence.
Sollecito is expected to be in court for the verdict.
Knox says she has no intention of attending the trial and it's not clear if the U.S. will extradite her if she is found guilty.