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Mobster Testifies In Knox Trial In Italy

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One of the defense lawyers of Raffaele Sollecito, Luca Maori, talks to the media at the new Courthouse at the end of the appeal trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito on September 30, 2013 in Florence, Italy. Both Knox and Sollecito had their convictions overturned and were released in 2011 after four years in prison. Knox has no plans to return to Italy for their retrial and will be represented by her laywers in court. (Photo by Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images)

One of the defense lawyers of Raffaele Sollecito, Luca Maori, talks to the media at the new Courthouse at the end of the appeal trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito on September 30, 2013 in Florence, Italy. Both Knox and Sollecito had their convictions overturned and were released in 2011 after four years in prison. Knox has no plans to return to Italy for their retrial and will be represented by her laywers in court. (Photo by Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images)

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FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — A mobster has testified in Amanda Knox’s third trial in Italy, saying the U.S. student didn’t kill her British roommate and that it was his brother who did it.

Luciano Aviello’s testimony Friday at an appeals court marks the latest flip-flop by the convicted Mafioso.

Aviello testified previously that his brother killed Meredith Kercher in 2007, but later recanted. Neither the defense nor the prosecution view Aviello’s testimony as reliable, but Italy’s highest court said it should be revisited at the new appeals trial.

Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito were convicted in the murder, and then acquitted on appeal in 2011. Knox, who went home a free woman after her acquittal, hasn’t returned to Italy for her third trial.

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