Skip to comments.Amanda Knox Found Guilty of Murder By Italian Court
Posted on 01/30/2014 1:13:40 PM PST by Uncle Chip
Amanda Knox was found guilty of murder today by an Italian court, the latest twist in a murder case that goes back to 2007.
The verdict reached by the two judges and six jurors came after several hours of deliberations at the Florence courthouse.
The judge sentenced Knox to 28 years in prison. Her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and co-defendant was sentenced to 25 years.
Two Italian judges and six jurors began deliberations earlier today. If Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are found guilty, the court is also expected to pronounce a prison sentence.
The prosecutor has asked for a 26 prison term for the murder for Knox and Sollecito, plus another four years for Knox on a related libel conviction.
This is the fourth time Knox faced a verdict on the 2007 murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher while they were roommates in Perugia, Italy. Knox, now 26, and Sollecito, 29, were convicted in 2009.
After serving four years in prison they were freed in 2011 when an appeals court threw out the murder conviction. But Italy's supreme court ordered another appeals court to rehear the case. Kercher's sister Stephanie and brother Lyle were in the courtroom for the verdict.
Knox, who is sporting a new, short haircut, remained in her hometown of Seattle for the latest trial. Sollecito was in court today earlier today, but was not present for the verdict....
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I guess she won’t be traveling back there.
Italy has made their decision; now let them enforce it.
Sounds like a very efficient legal system. Will the US extradite her to Italy?
She won’t be traveling to any country that has an extradition treaty with Italy.
The U.S. won’t extradite her because the extradition treaty with Italy specifically spells out that we won’t extradite anyone who is facing double jeopardy. So she’s safe as long as she stays in the U.S.
As we speak Odumbass is conducting a focus group to decide if extraditing Knox back to Italy is in his best interest.
Say what you like about her innocence or guilt... the Italian justice system has really made a mess of this case.
What a horribly written story. There was a day when a high school newspaper wouldn’t run a piece that awkward with so many errors and disconnects. We are on the verge of a new age of illiteracy.
Is there anything the Italians don’t make a mess of?
This ordeal has taken its toll on her looks. Sad all around.
But she’s still got those crazy eyes...
And stromboli. Stromboli was a good idea.
No idea if she is guilty or not, but, I think Amanda will speak Italian like a native before she ever sees another day of freedom.
Let’s see. No evidence, no real reasoning, no nothing. But to save face the court finds her guilty.
What does this teach us? If you plan to live overseas, have your passport ready to go and RUN if you get into any trouble. You can’t count on a fair trial.
This is a very evil women. I hope she serves a long time. It’s a shame she connived her way out once. She will kill again, this time in the United States.
Assuming that the US gov't refuses to extradite (who knows what they'll decide?) she'll never again be able to travel internationally.Not to Canada,or Mexico,of the Caribbean and *certainly* not to Europe.
She was convicted. In the U.S., I believe a person who was convicted, but the case overturned can be tried again. Look at that Marine.
They’ve had something like 378 governments since World War II. Why should their court system be any different?
No because she was acquitted once and we don’t recognize double jeopardy.
Have lawyers, guns and money.
They certainly have.
A bunch of bumbling vindictive incompetents.
And rightly so. This is BS.
Not sure what you mean. . .she is free and living in the states.
It now goes to the Italian Supreme Court to either confirm it or toss it.
Solecito could be arrested immediately — he was not in court today as he probably got a heads up.
I doubt she will ever be extradited.
She will just have to stay stateside and out of countries with extradition treaties with the Italy.
I must confess I have lusted in my heart at times.
She is free, not in Italy, and will not be sent back there.
She’s free now. She was tried in absentia and will never go to prison despite this conviction, which is a travesty by the way.
I mean the conviction is a travesty, not her freedom.
Actually, she speaks fluent Italian from the four years she spent in jail after the first verdict before it was overturned. It is doubtful she will be going back, but the attorneys are going to have to hash out whether she can be extradited given US double jeopardy laws.
Amanda is here in the states, she won’t be going to prison unless she chooses to go to Italy to go to jail. I doubt that.
“Sollecito was in court today earlier today, but was not present for the verdict....”
Dude should have gotten out of town when he had the chance. He is going to rot in prison because the Italians hate his American ex-girlfriend.
Awaiting Eric Holders response for extraditing Amanda Knox back to Italy.
I really believe it will happen.
This will be Americas future with these evil vile bas-turds in charge.
I hate wishing my life away but this nightmare needs to end in 2016 or sooner.
Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida
Your adjective and noun are in disagreement.
We do extradite to Italy, but this has to go through another higher court in another trial before anything starts to happen.
Go ask Obama, I think he’ll know
“...the Italian justice system has really made a mess of this case.”
They also have the view of “guilty until proven innocent”. I imagine she wasn’t planning any trips to Italy anyway though. If I were her, I would probably be planning on future studies “abroad” in Hawaii, and using an RV for any future vacations.
Really? You actually think she is guilty?
The Italian justice system sucks. If they don’t convict on the first time, they just try you again until they do.
I’m boycotting Italy. No more med cruises that includes stops there. (I really wanted to visit the catacombs too, darn! Find a nice spot for my uhhh .)
Double Jeopardy or sumthin’ goin’ on here, IMO.
Will Hillary send her back to Italy?
Will Hubba come to her defense?
These and other developments coming
Back to You,, Bill O’Really!
Just think of what *our* reactions are here on FR when we hear some Canadian lawyer,or British politician,or Mexican drug lord,tell us how barbaric Texas's death penalty is.We tell them to go fornicate themselves...politely,of course.
So if a Mexican doesn't want to be executed in Texas he/she would be wise to stay out of that state.And if an American doesn't want to spend 26 years in an Italian prison he/she should stay out of Italy.
If at first you don’t succeed...try, try again, and again, and again.
I knew she was screwed when I read that her lawyers said “There is no way she can be convicted.”
Efficient? This is the third time the tried to convict her. Apparently there is no translation for double jeopardy to Italian.
I followed this from the start, clearly Amanda and her former boyfriend are both innocent of murder
Am not at all surprised, but was praying hoping for Amanda and the other fellow.
The former boyfriend I guess is the biggest loser here, cant see this being over turned, the appeal will be another joke
God Bless both of them
Amanda should lead a good life within the US borders, would not step out of it for a second if I was her. For those that doubt your story you will just have to keep your friends close
Beretta firearms are pretty nice.
“Knox, who is sporting a new, short haircut...”
Yeah. That tells us what is important in this case.
Bread and Circuses.
Yes, but she’s white and our laws no longer protect white people.