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Amanda Knox found guilty of
murder again by Italian court

CNN, by Marie-Louise Gumuchlan

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Posted By:earlybird, 1/30/2014 4:12:48 PM

[Breaking news update at 4:00 p.m. ET] An Italian appeals court convicted former exchange student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on murder charges Thursday night. Prosecutors said the couple had killed Meredith Kercher in 2007. They were convicted two years later of murder, but those charges were overturned on appeal in 2011. It is unlikely Knox, who lives in Seattle, Washington, will return to Italy to serve additional prison time because U.S. law dictates that a person cannot be tried twice on the same charge, a legal expert tells CNN.

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This update was tacked on to the beginning of an earlier article about their waiting for the verdict.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/30/2014 4:16:48 PM     (No. 9712176)

I still don´t think she had anything to do with it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 1/30/2014 4:21:18 PM     (No. 9712184)

Nah, she didn´t do it, she´s too good looking to be a murderess!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bassman, 1/30/2014 4:22:54 PM     (No. 9712187)

Let´s send them Justin Bieber instead!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 1/30/2014 4:49:22 PM     (No. 9712218)

If she is really guilty she´ll have to live with that knowledge. If innocent she will have to live with the knowledge that if she hadn´t been slutting around she never would have gotten in trouble.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/30/2014 4:53:15 PM     (No. 9712223)

I see we´ve found the Italian Mike Nifong.

They have the guy who did it in prison already.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/30/2014 5:01:24 PM     (No. 9712231)

I don´t know if she did it.
I do know that she gave several different conflicting statements to the police, and in one of them, she blamed an African lad who was arrested, then released because he had an ironclad alibi, she said she gave conflicting statements to the police because she didn´t understand Italian, yet she was a student at an Italian university, studyikng in Italian.
She strikes me as a pampered brat.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 1/30/2014 5:06:10 PM     (No. 9712240)

Hold on a minute--someone need to explain this better than CNN´s "legal expert". A remand on appeal is not an "acquittal" for double-jeopardy purposes, unless the appeals court find the defendant was convicted on legally insufficient evidence. And in that instance the case is generally "reversed and rendered", not remanded. Criminal cases are retried all the time following reversal on appeal, here in the US, which is apparently what happened in Italy in this case. Double jeopardy should not apply unless there is more to the story than we are told here.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: squid, 1/30/2014 5:20:32 PM     (No. 9712273)

Can anyone say "double jeopardy?"

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Reply 9 - Posted by: curious1, 1/30/2014 5:58:51 PM     (No. 9712324)

#7, to add a twist to this - Italy says they have the guy who did it in prison.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 1/30/2014 6:42:52 PM     (No. 9712375)

Re #9--as I understand it, Knox is accused of helping to hold the victim down while someone else stabbed her. Is the guy they have now someone who was not previously accused?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/30/2014 7:01:46 PM     (No. 9712405)

And then her attorneys immediately demanded another trial!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickeymat, 1/30/2014 7:05:47 PM     (No. 9712410)

Why do they even have trials in Italy?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Manbearpig, 1/30/2014 7:54:46 PM     (No. 9712454)

She did it, never told the truth, not once. But, she´ll get away with it...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: provide, 1/30/2014 8:41:38 PM     (No. 9712495)

Holder will collect her like Elian and send her to Italy.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 1/30/2014 9:25:07 PM     (No. 9712519)

#7 Maybe what you´re saying is legally true, and this isn´t technically double jeopardy. To most of us non-lawyers this looks like she´s being tried over and over and over for the same crime.

If this isn´t double jeopardy then protection against double jeopardy is no protection at all.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mamafrog, 1/31/2014 11:15:24 AM     (No. 9713148)

My opinion of the safety of Italy was not high before this incident, now it is among the places I would dissuade people from visiting. I have taken students to Italy and it is the one country I would not take students to again. The entire place seemed to be a scenic confidence game.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: absalom, 1/31/2014 4:18:09 PM     (No. 9713524)

The evidence presented in her first trial showed Knox was guilty. The re-trial was granted because of a technicality in Italian Law, not because of ´new evidence´.

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