Italy's top court has ordered a retrial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the murder of Knox's roommate Meredith Kercher in November 2007. Here's a look at the first trial period.
Amanda Knox, a U.S. student convicted of murdering her British flatmate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, in November 2007, arrives at court during her appeal trial in Perugia Sept. 30, 2011. Knox is appealing a 2009 verdict that found her guilty of murdering Kercher during a drug-fueled sex assault. Kercher's half-naked body was found in a pool of blood in the apartment the two shared. The Seattle student was sentenced to 26 years behind bars. After four years in prison, she was acquitted, but Italy's highest court Monday overturned the acquittal. Her Italian boyfriend at the time, Raffaele Sollecito, and an Ivorian drifter were also jailed for their roles in the murder.