Amanda Knox Verdict: Guilty

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    Jan 30, 2014 10:39 PM GMT
    Per the Huffington Post:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/30/amanda-knox-verdict_n_4689258.html

    An Italian court has found Amanda Knox guilty of murder in her latest trial on Thursday, ABC reports.

    This is the third trial for Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Rafaelle Sollecito, in the 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate, Meredith Kercher. An Italian court found Knox and Sollecito guilty in 2009, but the pair was acquitted in 2011 on appeal after spending four years in jail.

    Knox returned to the Seattle area to resume her studies until Italy's highest court struck down the appellate decision in March 2013.

    As USA Today notes, the Knox saga has grabbed headlines around the world, with the University of Washington student being portrayed "both as a she-devil bent on sexual adventure and as a naif caught up in Italy's Byzantine justice system."

    With the conviction, Knox and Sollecito's case will return to the supreme court. If the verdict is upheld, Italy could seek to have Knox extradited in order to serve her sentence. This process could take months, and according to legal experts, the U.S. might challenge extradition on the basis of "double jeopardy," a defense that forbids a defendant from being tried again for the same crime after an acquittal.
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    Jan 30, 2014 11:48 PM GMT
    who?

    seriously though, i never followed this. some girl killed some other girl (or was it a guy?) in another country. this happens on a daily basis.
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    Jan 31, 2014 12:32 AM GMT
    I thought they proved that she had no way of doing it...with DNA testing and all.
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    Jan 31, 2014 12:44 AM GMT
    I guess Italy has never heard of a little thing called "double jeopardy"...
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    Jan 31, 2014 12:50 AM GMT
    CiscoITJock2136 saidI guess Italy has never heard of a little thing called "double jeopardy"...


    The Italian Constitution and law system contain no double jeopardy clause so, in essence, you can be retried for the same crime any number of times.

    Just another reminder to NOT get into trouble of any kind in a foreign country.
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    Jan 31, 2014 12:54 AM GMT
    OtterBox said
    CiscoITJock2136 saidI guess Italy has never heard of a little thing called "double jeopardy"...


    The Italian Constitution and law system contain no double jeopardy clause so, in essence, you can be retried for the same crime any number of times.

    Just another reminder to NOT get into trouble of any kind in a foreign country.


    I did not know that, and now I do. Thank you! I don't plan on committing any crimes in another country.
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    Jan 31, 2014 3:41 AM GMT
    can we stone her now?
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    Jan 31, 2014 3:54 AM GMT
    To me this is such a crock.She just better wise up and never leave the US again.If she does she can't complain to anyone if they grab her and ship her back to Italy.Ry
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    Jan 31, 2014 3:56 AM GMT
    meh it was just a monkey trial to keep all the unemployed Italians entertained and off the real issues. She's the most famous (infamous) woman in Italy, which says a lot about these idiots. Yeah it's a beautiful country (full of morons).
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    Jan 31, 2014 3:58 AM GMT
    willular saidwho?

    seriously though, i never followed this. some girl killed some other girl (or was it a guy?) in another country. this happens on a daily basis.

    yeah seriously, who in their right mind would post something that didn't happen in USA, right? Specially when there are only U.S. Americans in this forum! No one cares what happens outside the US, These crazy people
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    Jan 31, 2014 4:11 AM GMT
    somersault saidmeh it was just a monkey trial to keep all the unemployed Italians entertained and off the real issues. She's the most famous (infamous) woman in Italy, which says a lot about these idiots. Yeah it's a beautiful country (full of morons).


    As usual you are right on somersault. Bitches that kill their roommates should go 2 jail. Bitch is in Seattle. Just sucks 4 justice. What would Kurt Cobain say?
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    Jan 31, 2014 12:24 PM GMT

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    Jan 31, 2014 12:28 PM GMT
    I think the whole thing is a mess. While I don't think she is guilty, I do think the Italian legal system botched the whole thing to the point, they couldn't find the truth if it were right in front of them.

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    Jan 31, 2014 12:38 PM GMT
    venue35 saidSo did she do it or not? Does she have to serve a prison term or is she free if she never sets foot in italy again???


    Yes

    Yes


    The court sentences Knox to 28 and a half years and Sollecito to 25 years. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 31, 2014 12:42 PM GMT
    David3000 said
    willular saidwho?

    seriously though, i never followed this. some girl killed some other girl (or was it a guy?) in another country. this happens on a daily basis.

    yeah seriously, who in their right mind would post something that didn't happen in USA, right? Specially when there are only U.S. Americans in this forum! No one cares what happens outside the US, These crazy people


    people get killed all around the world on a daily basis this particular case is no different, and not newsworthy.
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    Jan 31, 2014 1:47 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI think the whole thing is a mess. While I don't think she is guilty, I do think the Italian legal system botched the whole thing to the point, they couldn't find the truth if it were right in front of them.

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    WickedRyan saidTo me this is such a crock.She just better wise up and never leave the US again.If she does she can't complain to anyone if they grab her and ship her back to Italy.Ry

    But do we really want her HERE? icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 31, 2014 2:02 PM GMT
    venue35 said
    madsexy said
    HndsmKansan saidI think the whole thing is a mess. While I don't think she is guilty, I do think the Italian legal system botched the whole thing to the point, they couldn't find the truth if it were right in front of them.

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    WickedRyan saidTo me this is such a crock.She just better wise up and never leave the US again.If she does she can't complain to anyone if they grab her and ship her back to Italy.Ry

    But do we really want her HERE? icon_eek.gif
    don't worry only italy makes her cray cray

    icon_lol.gif I've never met a woman who was only crazy based on her geography at the time! I'm going to have to look for this pattern. Oh, wait - women in my small world are all crazy all the time! icon_neutral.gif
  • hdurdinr

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    Feb 01, 2014 12:44 AM GMT
    I was living near Perugia when this happened and have followed it over the years - the Italian forensic police fucked up big time (including picking up evidence without gloves!!!) - I don't know if she killed the poor girl, but there's something strange going on. Anyway - Italy has seriously hard sentences for murder and manslaughter - something to make the Italian crazies think twice about killing someone!
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    Feb 01, 2014 1:11 AM GMT
    The Italian prosecutor in charge of the case is a literal witch-hunter. The man sees Satanic conspiracies everywhere, and relies on a female psychic/medium to supply him with "evidence." Knox didn't do herself any favors with her oft-odd behavior, but this man did attempt to railroad an Italian inspector and an American reporter in the infamous Monster of Florence case. Anything he's involved in should be suspect.
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    Feb 01, 2014 1:25 AM GMT
    Apparently, Rudy Guede -- in all likelihood, the actual killer -- is slated for release this year after serving only a fraction of his thirty-year sentence.