This file picture taken on March 12, 2011 shows US Amanda Knox takes place in court before the start of a session of her appeal trial in Perugia's courthouse. talian prosecutors on February 14, 2012 lodged an appeal against the acquittal of US student Amanda Knox, accusing her of murdering her British housemate Meredith Kercher in the university town of Perugia in 2007. AFP PHOTO/ FILES / TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
Knox to face retrial for murder in Italy
02:59 - Source: CNN
CNN  — 

Italian Supreme Court judges ruled Tuesday that American Amanda Knox should stand trial again for the death of her former roommate in Italy.

Knox spent four years in prison before an appellate court overturned her murder conviction in the 2007 death of Meredith Kercher. She returned to the United States in 2011 and was not in Italy for the hearing.

The retrial will take place at the appeal court in Florence, the court said.

She will not face trial again on a charge of defamation.