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Amanda Knox on Good Morning America. AP/Press Association Images

Knox and Kercher fought over money on the night of the murder, says Italian court

A long extradition fight for Amanda Knox is expected following January’s sentencing of 28 and a half years in prison.

AN ITALIAN COURT that convicted Amanda Knox in her roommate’s 2007 murder says the wounds indicate multiple aggressors, and that the two exchange students fought over money the night of the murder.

The appellate court in Florence on Tuesday issued a 337-page explanation for its January guilty verdicts against the American and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito.

The court sentenced Knox to 28 years and six months in prison and Sollecito to 25 years for the murder of Meredith Kercher, over two years after Knox was released from prison.

She and Sollecito had served four years in prison.

Italy Knox Trial Raffaele Sollecito walks outside the Florence court in January. AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

Their convictions were overturned in October 2011, but the Italian criminal justice system does not preclude double jeopardy.

The release of the court’s reasoning opens the verdict to an appeal back to the supreme Court of Cassation.

If it confirms the convictions, a long extradition fight for Knox is expected.

She has been in the United States since 2011 when her earlier conviction was overturned.

Italy Knox Trial eredith Kercher's sister Stephanie, left, and brother Lyle in Florence, Italy after appeals court sentenced Amanda Knox to 28 and a half years in prison and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito to 25 years in January. AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

British student Meredith Kercher, 21, was found dead in a pool of blood in the apartment she and Knox shared in the town of Perugia.

Additional reporting by Christina Finn 

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