Amanda Knox's hopes of clearing her name of a persistent legal stain following her exoneration in the 2007 horrific murder of her British roommate

The ruling by a Florence appeals court panel was the sixth instance in which an Italian court

Knox had mistakenly placed the responsibility for the murder on the Congolese proprietor of the pub where she had a part-time job.

Knox, a 20-year-old university student, has maintained that her statements to the police were coerced after a demanding night of questioning