Amanda Knox (cq) is an American who, in 2007, (cq) was studying in Italy when her roommate was murdered in their shared apartment. Knox was convicted as assisting in the murder of Meredith Kercher (cq). Four years later, Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, (cq) were acquitted. This morning, the Italian courts reopened the case because, as the Court of Cassation (cq) stated in 2011, (cq) the acquittal was full of “deficiencies, contradictions and illogical” conclusions (cq). Even though Knox was not present at her trial today because she attends classes at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA, (cq) she was not held in contempt of court because Italy does not have such laws. Due to this fact, and the fact that murder has no statute of limitations, it’s said that this trial will last forever.