Meredith Kercher was murdered almost a decade ago, but the trials surrounding her death seem endless. Now, an appeal for a new trial put forth by convicted criminal Rudy Hermann Guede has been rejected, perhaps marking the end of the ordeal entirely.
Guede is currently serving 16 years in jail after being found guilty of the murder of Kercher. Although Amanda Knox had also been convicted of the murder, she was later exonerated and acquited in 2015.
According to The Seattle Times, the Italian appeals court did not give reasons for rejecting the appeal. Guede's lawyer, Tommaso Pietrocarlo, will now consider an appeal to the Italy’s top criminal tribunal, the Court of Cassation, on the same issue. What that means for Guede's future is unclear. This does, however, mean that Amanda Knox will not be once again questioned over her involvement with Kercher's death.
Guede, meanwhile, maintains his innocence.
The Kercher murder and the subsequent media phenomenon it created was most recently the subject of Netflix's Amanda Knox documentary.
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