The Amanda Knox Retrial Saga Explained in 5 Clicks

Find out why her case is headed back to court 17 months after she was acquitted of murder charges

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Updated: Tuesday Mar 26, 2013 | 03:00 PM EDT By: Kate Hogan

2. SERIOUS SENTENCE

Two years later, following a high-profile 11-month trial, Knox and Sollecito are convicted in Kercher's murder, despite mishandled DNA evidence and the sentencing of Rudy Guede, a drifter who was convicted of Kercher's murder in a separate 2008 trial. Knox is sentenced to 26 years in prison, Sollecito, 25; however, after an appeal, both are freed and cleared of most charges in October 2011.