Italy prosecutors appeal against Amanda Knox acquittal

Reuters News

2/14/2012 9:24:51 AM - Reuters News

PERUGIA (Reuters) - The prosecution in the trial of American student Amanda Knox, who was cleared last October of the 2007 murder of British housemate Meredith Kercher, filed a motion Tuesday to appeal the verdict before Italy's highest court.

Prosecutors Giovanni Galati and Giancarlo Costaiola said in their motion that the sentence acquitting Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito was "contradictory and illogical."

(Reporting by Maurizio Troccoli; Writing by Philip Pullella; Editing by Louise Ireland)