Francesco Sollecito, father of co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito, talks to reporters as he arrives for the start of U.S. student Amanda Knox's second appeals trial in her British roommate's murder, in Florence, Italy, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Italy's highest court ordered a new trial for Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, overturning their acquittals in the gruesome 2007 slaying of Meredith Kercher with a harsh assessment of an appeals court acquittal in 2011. The Court of Cassation said the acquittal was full of "deficiencies, contradictions and illogical" conclusions.
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published Monday, September 30th, 2013
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FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — U.S. student Amanda Knox's second appeals trial in the murder of her British roommate opened Monday, but the star defendant was absent.