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Knox Accused of Slandering Italian Police

PERUGIA, Italy (AP) - Amanda Knox has appeared in an Italian court for the first time since her murder conviction to face slander charges for saying she was beaten during questioning over the death of her roommate.

The 22-year-old former University of Washington student from Seattle wore a shorter haircut in Tuesday's preliminary hearing behind closed doors in Perugia.

Knox has said she was beaten by police during questioning over the 2007 slaying of Meredith Kercher. Police have denied misconduct and filed the charges saying Knox's comments were slanderous.

Meanwhile, Knox is appealing her 26-year sentence. Her ex-boyfriend and another man who were convicted also are appealing their cases.

 

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