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    Amanda Knox murder acquittals overturned!

    BBC News - Kercher murder: Knox, Sollecito acquittals overturned

    Looks like they there will be another trial in this never ending circus, I hope for the Kercher families sake they have new evidence otherwise they are just opening old wounds for no reason. Highly unlikely that Knox will be made to return to Italy considering the the Italian justice system doesn’t have the same double jeopardy protections as America and is not going to extradite one of their own to face it in another country. Raffaele Sollecito on the other hand will probably end up standing trial again.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Amanda Knox murder acquittals overturned!

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - Kercher murder: Knox, Sollecito acquittals overturned

    Looks like they there will be another trial in this never ending circus, I hope for the Kercher families sake they have new evidence otherwise they are just opening old wounds for no reason. Highly unlikely that Knox will be made to return to Italy considering the the Italian justice system doesn’t have the same double jeopardy protections as America and is not going to extradite one of their own to face it in another country. Raffaele Sollecito on the other hand will probably end up standing trial again.
    After the justice system over there was dragged through the mud, you'd think that country would not want to reinvigorate the scathing attacks on "kangaroo courts" that occurred last time round. They have a prisoner in jail whose guilt was far more obvious. No way she goes back. she just got 4 million for a book deal as well.



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    Re: Amanda Knox murder acquittals overturned!

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    After the justice system over there was dragged through the mud, you'd think that country would not want to reinvigorate the scathing attacks on "kangaroo courts" that occurred last time round. They have a prisoner in jail whose guilt was far more obvious. No way she goes back. she just got 4 million for a book deal as well.
    ive always been on the fence about how guilty she was, I think she had a part to play but I'm not sure she is a murderer. That being said the whole process has been a disgrace from the Italian Polices hack job to the courts, if I'm Knox I stay well away.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Amanda Knox murder acquittals overturned!

    If convicted, she won't be extridated to Italy.

    Per our extridation treaty with Italy:
    ARTICLE VI

    Non Bis in Idem

    Extradition shall not be granted when the person sought has been convicted, acquitted or pardoned, or has served the sentence imposed, by the Requested Party for the same acts for which extradition is requested.

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    Re: Amanda Knox murder acquittals overturned!

    This is part of the "save-face" strategy on Italy's part. They can now categorically state that she is a felon, while at the same time say that their hands are tied as to why she can't be "brought to justice".

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    Re: Amanda Knox murder acquittals overturned!

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - Kercher murder: Knox, Sollecito acquittals overturned

    Looks like they there will be another trial in this never ending circus, I hope for the Kercher families sake they have new evidence otherwise they are just opening old wounds for no reason. Highly unlikely that Knox will be made to return to Italy considering the the Italian justice system doesn’t have the same double jeopardy protections as America and is not going to extradite one of their own to face it in another country. Raffaele Sollecito on the other hand will probably end up standing trial again.
    It doesn't matter, she's already in the US and we won't extradite her back to Italy.

    Also, I'm pretty shocked Italy doesn't have a "double jeopardy" law.... So basically in Italy you can be tried for a crime until you're finally found guilty???

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    Re: Amanda Knox murder acquittals overturned!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    It doesn't matter, she's already in the US and we won't extradite her back to Italy.

    Also, I'm pretty shocked Italy doesn't have a "double jeopardy" law.... So basically in Italy you can be tried for a crime until you're finally found guilty???
    Yes, they can appeal it all the way up to their supreme court, after that I think it's over. Their legal system is a joke, she was also found guilty of slander for talking negatively about the police and the legal system.

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    Re: Amanda Knox murder acquittals overturned!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pilot View Post
    Yes, they can appeal it all the way up to their supreme court, after that I think it's over. Their legal system is a joke, she was also found guilty of slander for talking negatively about the police and the legal system.
    That's crazy.... I don't even know why people have a desire to go abroad. You could wind up in jail for sneezing wrong in some countries.

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    Re: Amanda Knox murder acquittals overturned!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    That's crazy.... I don't even know why people have a desire to go abroad. You could wind up in jail for sneezing wrong in some countries.
    That is the risk anyone faces going to the US so why any different abroad
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    Re: Amanda Knox murder acquittals overturned!

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - Kercher murder: Knox, Sollecito acquittals overturned

    Looks like they there will be another trial in this never ending circus, I hope for the Kercher families sake they have new evidence otherwise they are just opening old wounds for no reason. Highly unlikely that Knox will be made to return to Italy considering the the Italian justice system doesn’t have the same double jeopardy protections as America and is not going to extradite one of their own to face it in another country. Raffaele Sollecito on the other hand will probably end up standing trial again.
    Will be interesting to read the reasoning behind it, but that wont happen for a while and until then I wont make any quick conclusions.

    But saying that, just because there is a new case, then that does not mean that she will be convicted since the physical evidence is at best questionable. But I do believe she had something to do with the murder.. her behavior after the murder was not exactly normal for someone who is innocent.
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