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Meredith Kercher murder case: Amanda Knox vows to clear name

Amanda Knox was shocked by Italy`s Supreme Court ruling that she must be retried for the 2007 murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher.

London: American citizen Amanda Knox has vowed to clear her name once again in Brit national Meredith Kercher`s murder case after Italy`s highest court took the surprise decision to overturn her acquittal and order a new trial in the case.

Knox, describing, the ruling as painful said the suggestion that she played a role in her British flat mate`s death was completely unfounded and unfair, the Telegraph reports.

The Seattle-born student and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, who were convicted of killing in Kercher, a 21-year-old Leeds University student by stabbing to death during a sex game gone wrong at the house she shared with Knox in Perugia.

However, both Knox and Sollecito, 29, were acquitted of her murder two years later after an appeal court raised doubts over the DNA evidence and their alleged motive for the crime.