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Friday, January 16, 2009

Amanda Knox trial begins in 2009

Raffaele Sollecito, center, escorted by Penitentiary guards arrives at Perugia's court, Italy, Friday, Jan. 16, 2009. Amanda Knox, an American college student from Seattle and her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito went on trial Friday accused of sexually assaulting and murdering her roommate, Meredith Kercher, in a slaying that shocked Italy. Knox and Sollecito appeared in front of an eight-member jury in the tiny courthouse in Perugia, central Italy, for the first session of what is expected to be a long trial.

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