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      Knox: "Painful" to have acquittal overturned

      ROME - Amanda Knox says it's "painful" to have her acquittal on murder charges overturned by Italy's highest criminal court but she's confident in the truth, and says remaining questions about her case must now be examined by objective and capable prosecutors.

      In a statement Tuesday, Knox said the Perugia prosecutors' theory of her involvement in the murder of British roommate Meredith Kercher is "completely unfounded and unfair."

      She says: "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."

      An appeals court in Florence must re-hear the case against the former American exchange student and her Italian ex-boyfriend.

      The two were convicted of killing Knox's roommate in 2007, but an appeals court acquitted them in 2011.