DATELINE ROME —  the acquittal in the bombshell murder trial of AMANDA KNOX has been overturned by Italy’s highest criminal court and now they wants to retry Foxy Knoxy and her lover in the murder of their Brit roomie.  

The Court of Cassation ruled Tuesday  an appeals court in Florence must re-hear the case against the Knox and her former Italian BF for the murder of Meredith Kercher, 21.

Her throat slashed, Kercher's body wasdiscovered in November 2007 in her bedroom of the house she shared with Knox and other roommates in Perugia, a university town where the two  were exchange students.

Prosecutors contended Kercher was the victim of a drug-fueled sex game gone awry involving Knox and her then lover Raffaele Sollecito.

Rudy Guede, was convicted of the slaying in a separate proceeding and is currently serving a 16-year sentence.

After her acquittal Knox returned home to the US to begin life anew and last year released a memoir describing her ordeal.


“It was painful to receive the news that the Italian Supreme Court decided to send my case back for revision when the prosecution's theory of my involvement in Meredith's murder has been repeatedly revealed to be completely unfounded and unfair," Knox, 25,  told media via a statement from her home in Seattle, Wash.

"No matter what happens, my family and I will face this continuing legal battle as we always have, confident in the truth and with our heads held high in the face of wrongful accusations and unreasonable adversity," Knox said.