Amanda Knox Indicted for Slandering Cops
Prosecutors say she lied when she said cops beat her in '07
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2010 8:47 AM CST
In this June 1, 2010 file photo, jailed US student Amanda Knox, right, is escorted by police as she arrives for a preliminary hearing in Perugia, Italy.   (AP Photo/Fabrizio Troccoli, file)
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(Newser) – Are you ready for a second Amanda Knox trial? Knox has been indicted on slander charges for saying she was beaten by police during her 2007 questioning. A judge indicted Knox after speaking with her in a closed-doors hearing, the AP reports. The trial is set to begin May 17. Police filed the slander charge in responses to Knox’s assertions that they beat her during an all-night interrogation. Knox says she was only trying to defend herself, and didn’t mean to slander anyone, according to her lawyer.