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Amanda Knox won't return to Italy for retrial

Published On: Aug 24 2013 03:14:16 PM EDT
Updated On: Aug 24 2013 06:14:41 PM EDT
Amanda Knox

Reuters

SEATTLE (CNN) -

American Amanda Knox will not return to Italy for a retrial in the 2007 death of her British roommate, a spokesman for the Knox family said.

David Marriott said Knox had never planned to attend, and there's "no requirement she be there." Still, there remains the possibility that Italy could request her extradition from the United States.

The 2009 murder convictions of Knox and her ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, in the stabbing death of Meredith Kercher were overturned in 2011 for "lack of evidence."

After her acquittal, Knox returned to her hometown of Seattle, where she has been living since.