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Prosecutors appeal Knox sentence, seek life terms

Italian agencies say the prosecutor in the slaying of a British student in Italy is appealing the sentences against American student Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Italian agencies say the prosecutor in the slaying of a British student in Italy is appealing the sentences against American student Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend.

Both defendants were found guilty in the 2007 slaying of Meredith Kercher. Knox, a 22-year-old former University of Washington student, was sentenced to 25 years in prison, while Raffaelo Sollecito received 25 years.

The news agency ANSA reported Thursday that Prosecutor Giuliano Mignini is seeking to increase the sentences to life in prison, his original request.

ANSA says Mignini was not convinced by the court's reasoning for the lesser sentences. He could not be reached Friday for comment.