In a surprise ruling, Italy's highest court ordered a retrial of American student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. The ruling overturned the 2011 acquittal of the two defendants after they had spent four years in jail.
They intended to make a movie to secure millions in tax credits from the British Film Commission. When they were discovered, they pieced together a low-budget film with real actors to cover their trail. It was appropriately titled, A Landscape of Lies.
The young American was convicted in the brutal 2007 murder of an English exchange student. Later, an appeals court overturned that verdict. But now, Italy's highest court has ordered a retrial. Knox is in the U.S. If she is convicted again, Italy might seek her extradition.
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