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Amanda Knox to stand trial again

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gregssausageroll Tue 26-Mar-13 09:14:35

Just announced. Stating that her acquittal was flawed. I wonder if she does have to go? I am sure when watching the acquittal that news said authorities couldn't make her return to Italy if a re-trial did happen.

CogitoErgoSometimes Tue 26-Mar-13 09:18:59

If she's got any sense, she'll stay firmly in the US.

gregssausageroll Tue 26-Mar-13 09:21:49

I agree. I couldn't see her getting a fair trial.

JudithIscariot Tue 26-Mar-13 09:23:33

I hope she stays put too. What about Rafael though?

JudithIscariot Tue 26-Mar-13 09:24:57

The whole thing was a bloody travesty.

gregssausageroll Tue 26-Mar-13 09:25:40

Sorry, I should have said. It is both of them.

NicholasTeakozy Tue 26-Mar-13 11:04:14

Just seen this on the news. It's fucking outrageous, there was no evidence to link her or Raffaele to the crime.

JaquelineHyde Tue 26-Mar-13 11:07:54

She won't go, the US will not extradite her but she will be tried in her absence.

The whole case was a mess, I think a re-trail is needed and if I was her I would be welcoming it otherwise she will be remembered for getting away with it due to a failed system and not becase she was innocent.

JudithIscariot Tue 26-Mar-13 11:49:33

I guess poor Rafaelle will have to show up sad. I want to agree Jacqueline, that it would be a good opportunity to clear their name, but the whole prosecution was such a web of lies and misinformation, I would be be terrified they would fuck it all up again.

giveitago Tue 26-Mar-13 19:25:39

She won't have to attend, and neither will Raffaele, but if found guilty they'll have to apply for an extradition order for AK (and I don't see her returning as) and I don't know about RS as he's in the country.

I think it's a reexamination of the process of the appeal rather than a retrial? Appeals are automatic in Italy I think?

limitedperiodonly Tue 26-Mar-13 19:38:49

How many more goes do they want?

JudithIscariot Tue 26-Mar-13 19:48:02

It is ridiculous. And poor Meredith's family. They have the bloke locked up. The one who left his DNA all over the scene and fled the country. Why on earth keep dragging this out?

nancy75 Tue 26-Mar-13 19:52:50

Merediths family were on the radio saying they welcomed the news, they seem to think justice was not done when Knox and rafaelle were released

limitedperiodonly Tue 26-Mar-13 20:00:28

So should we rehearse it for a third time because Meredith's family don't like Amanda and Raffaele, the papers are hungry to see this happen again and the Italian authorities have fucked up?

nancy75 Tue 26-Mar-13 20:03:30

Limited, I was just answering the post above me about merediths family

limitedperiodonly Tue 26-Mar-13 20:05:57


Snazzynewyear Tue 26-Mar-13 20:07:23

I'm none the wiser about Italy's legal process, but I can't imagine for a minute the US will ever agree to her extradition.

Chipstick10 Tue 26-Mar-13 20:09:56

Poor merediths family. Justice wasn't done unfortunately imo

JudithIscariot Tue 26-Mar-13 20:21:20

Justice WAS done unless you are talking Guede's 16 year sentence. There is NO evidence Against the other 2. It was trial by media that convicted them. There is no motive and nothing to put them there. They were rightfully acquitted.

JudithIscariot Tue 26-Mar-13 20:25:11

I am just waiting for someone to pop up and mention how evil AK looked in the Daily Fail photo spread so she MUST be guilty.

NotTreadingGrapes Tue 26-Mar-13 20:25:31

There are always 3 levels of judiciary in Italian trials.

The third (cassazione) is the one that ruled today that there must be a retrial.

She won't have to go because in accordance with the US system she can't be retried twice for the same crime and this will be a new trial.

Presumably one of the reasons for the retrial is that Guede has been sentenced for having committed the act "with others". Until those others have been determined, his sentence is also dodgy.

JudithIscariot Tue 26-Mar-13 20:31:40

But "the others" are only in the scenario dreamed up by the prosecution - when they had a different black man in custody. It was not demonstrated by the forensic evidence. Imho it is so unfair to Meredith's family to keep to a view not backed up with any real evidence.

lalalonglegs Tue 26-Mar-13 20:56:37

I've never understood the persistence with which the prosecutors have insisted that the crime was committed by more than one person. The scenario that they came up with - that Amanda and Raffaele had picked up Rudy and gone on some drug and sex fuelled murder frenzy seemed ludicrous, completely unbelievable.

Viviennemary Tue 26-Mar-13 21:54:55

I read that it won't be retried for the same crime exactly. Because the first verdict which found her guilty was overturned. And now this higher court have reversed that decision. I think it's very bad she has got $4m for writing a book.

Coffeenowplease Tue 26-Mar-13 22:00:51

Well I can understand her writing the book. Her family spent millions they didnt have to free her. She has to pay them back somehow.
And in the interests of free speech I dont see why she shouldnt tell her side. She is currently not guilty of anything to do with Meridith so i dont see why not.

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