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Amanda Knox Won't Return To Italy For New Appeals Trial, Lawyer Luciano Ghirga Says

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Amanda Knox - the college junior who became the center of a dramatic murder trial in Italy, conviction and the court appeal that finally acquitted and freed her - speaks to Diane Sawyer during an exclusive interview airing on TUESDAY, APRIL 30 (10-11pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network as well as all ABC News programs and platforms. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) AMANDA KNOX | Getty

ROME — One of Amanda Knox's lawyers says the American won't return to Italy for a new appeals trial over the 2007 killing of her British roommate.

In March, Italy's supreme court ordered a new trial for Knox and her former Italian boyfriend for the slaying of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, where they were students. An appeals court in 2011 had acquitted both, overturning convictions by a lower court. The new appeals trial begins in Florence on Sept. 30.

Florence daily La Nazione quoted lawyer Luciano Ghirga Saturday as saying he recently met with Knox and fellow defense team members in the U.S., and that the American confirmed what her lawyers said right after the supreme court ruling – she won't return to Italy for the new trial.

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