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Amanda Knox’s Third Trial Starts With Plea for ‘Dignity of Truth’

Amanda Knox’s third murder trial began in an Italian courtroom today with a written appeal from the sister of Meredith Kercher, Knox’s former roommate who was slain in 2007, saying that Kercher “deserves at least the dignity of the truth.”

The letter, which was not read in court, contrasted with the statement by one of Knox’s legal team asking whether it was fair that Knox be “tried endlessly.”

Neither Knox nor her former boyfriend and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito were present for the start of the proceedings. Nor was Kercher’s family, but the family sent a note to the court to say health reasons kept them away.

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