American exchange student Amanda Knox and her Italian boyfriend will stand trial on charges of murdering her British roommate, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. The trial in the death of Meredith Kercher will begin Dec. 4 in Perugia, Italy. Prosecutors say Kercher was killed during a violent sex game gone awry and that Knox, a 21-year-old Seattle native, cut her throat.
A third suspect in the case, an Ivory Coast man, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after his lawyers requested a fast-track trial. Prosecutors say Knox's DNA has been found on the murder weapon, a knife. They also allege that DNA from her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, was found on the victim's bra. Both deny any involvement in the slaying.