GUILTY: Italian appeals court finds Amanda Knox guilty of murder

Posted on: 3:22 pm, January 30, 2014, by

Amanda Knox

FLORENCE, Italy (CNN) – An Italian appeals court has found a former American exchange student guilty of murder.

On Thursday, the court found Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, guilty on murder charges related to the death of Knox’s roommate, Meredith Kercher.

In 2007, Kercher’s body was discovered in the pair’s apartment.

The couple was convicted two years later but those charges were overturned in 2011.

On Thursday, Knox was sentenced to 28 and a half years in prison.

Sollecito’s sentence was 25 years.

A legal expert told CNN that it is unlikely Knox will serve additional prison time because U.S. law dictates that a person cannot be tried twice on the same charge.