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Parents of U.S. teen convicted of murder arrested for libel


PERUGIA, Italy — The parents of a U.S. student convicted of murdering her British roommate in 2007 were ordered Tuesday to also stand trial in Italy for allegedly libeling police in Perugia, the university town where the murder took place.



The trial of Curt Knox and Edda Mellas is set for July 4, the ANSA news agency reported, citing the Perugia magistrate who made the decision.

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In a 2009 interview with Britain's Sunday Times, Knox and Mellas said that their daughter Amanda Knox ""had not been given an interpreter, had not received food and water, and had been physically and verbally abused"" by police after her arrest for the murder of British exchange student Meredith Kercher, ANSA said.


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