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Amanda Knox Found Guilty of Murder By Italian Court
Yahoo News ^ | January 30, 2014 | PHOEBE NATANSON | Good Morning America

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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1 posted on 01/30/2014 1:13:40 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

I guess she won’t be traveling back there.


2 posted on 01/30/2014 1:14:31 PM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: Uncle Chip

Italy has made their decision; now let them enforce it.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 1:15:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Uncle Chip

Sounds like a very efficient legal system. Will the US extradite her to Italy?


4 posted on 01/30/2014 1:16:09 PM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: edcoil

She won’t be traveling to any country that has an extradition treaty with Italy.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 1:16:42 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


7 posted on 01/30/2014 1:18:05 PM PST by MNnice
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To: Uncle Chip

As we speak Odumbass is conducting a focus group to decide if extraditing Knox back to Italy is in his best interest.


8 posted on 01/30/2014 1:18:29 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Uncle Chip

Say what you like about her innocence or guilt... the Italian justice system has really made a mess of this case.


9 posted on 01/30/2014 1:18:48 PM PST by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


10 posted on 01/30/2014 1:19:17 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Oberon

Is there anything the Italians don’t make a mess of?


11 posted on 01/30/2014 1:19:29 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Puppage

This ordeal has taken its toll on her looks. Sad all around.


12 posted on 01/30/2014 1:19:31 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Puppage

But she’s still got those crazy eyes...


13 posted on 01/30/2014 1:20:55 PM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: dfwgator
They can make a pretty good chicken parm.

And stromboli. Stromboli was a good idea.

14 posted on 01/30/2014 1:21:18 PM PST by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


15 posted on 01/30/2014 1:21:19 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: thefactor

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.


16 posted on 01/30/2014 1:22:40 PM PST by rstrahan
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To: dfwgator; Uncle Chip

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.


17 posted on 01/30/2014 1:22:44 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: edcoil
I guess she won’t be traveling back there.

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.

18 posted on 01/30/2014 1:23:24 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: MNnice

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.


19 posted on 01/30/2014 1:23:47 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Oberon

They’ve had something like 378 governments since World War II. Why should their court system be any different?


20 posted on 01/30/2014 1:23:47 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: shankbear

No because she was acquitted once and we don’t recognize double jeopardy.


21 posted on 01/30/2014 1:23:49 PM PST by goldi
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To: rstrahan
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

Have lawyers, guns and money.

22 posted on 01/30/2014 1:24:08 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Oberon

They certainly have.

A bunch of bumbling vindictive incompetents.


23 posted on 01/30/2014 1:24:24 PM PST by Hulka
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To: goldi

And rightly so. This is BS.


24 posted on 01/30/2014 1:24:35 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: RobinOfKingston

Not sure what you mean. . .she is free and living in the states.


25 posted on 01/30/2014 1:25:15 PM PST by Hulka
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To: shankbear

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.


26 posted on 01/30/2014 1:25:31 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Puppage
That was then, this is now.

I must confess I have lusted in my heart at times.

27 posted on 01/30/2014 1:26:01 PM PST by McGruff (I'm a conservative. Not necessarily a republican.)
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To: RobinOfKingston

She is free, not in Italy, and will not be sent back there.


28 posted on 01/30/2014 1:26:10 PM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: RobinOfKingston

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.


29 posted on 01/30/2014 1:26:16 PM PST by babble-on
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To: babble-on

I mean the conviction is a travesty, not her freedom.


30 posted on 01/30/2014 1:26:50 PM PST by babble-on
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To: RobinOfKingston
"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."

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.

31 posted on 01/30/2014 1:27:14 PM PST by Truth29
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To: RobinOfKingston

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.


32 posted on 01/30/2014 1:27:30 PM PST by tioga (Every knee shall bend, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.)
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To: Uncle Chip

“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.


33 posted on 01/30/2014 1:27:51 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: diverteach

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.


34 posted on 01/30/2014 1:28:09 PM PST by Johnny_cash (10 out of 10 idiots voted for 0Bama!)
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To: dfwgator

Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida


35 posted on 01/30/2014 1:29:08 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: nickcarraway

Your adjective and noun are in disagreement.


36 posted on 01/30/2014 1:29:21 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: CodeToad

We do extradite to Italy, but this has to go through another higher court in another trial before anything starts to happen.


37 posted on 01/30/2014 1:30:32 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: dfwgator

Go ask Obama, I think he’ll know


38 posted on 01/30/2014 1:31:01 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Oberon

“...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.


39 posted on 01/30/2014 1:31:41 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: nickcarraway

Really? You actually think she is guilty?


40 posted on 01/30/2014 1:31:45 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Uncle Chip

The Italian justice system sucks. If they don’t convict on the first time, they just try you again until they do.


41 posted on 01/30/2014 1:32:01 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Uncle Chip

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!


42 posted on 01/30/2014 1:32:47 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Uncle Chip
One thing that we must remember...when we travel internationally,even to civilized countries like Canada and Britain we're subject to *their* laws,*their* courts,*their* judges.Not every country has a Bill of Rights,Miranda warnings,etc.

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.

43 posted on 01/30/2014 1:33:17 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Uncle Chip

If at first you don’t succeed...try, try again, and again, and again.


44 posted on 01/30/2014 1:33:18 PM PST by skinndogNN
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To: Uncle Chip

I knew she was screwed when I read that her lawyers said “There is no way she can be convicted.”


45 posted on 01/30/2014 1:33:20 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: shankbear

Efficient? This is the third time the tried to convict her. Apparently there is no translation for double jeopardy to Italian.


46 posted on 01/30/2014 1:33:30 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Uncle Chip

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


47 posted on 01/30/2014 1:33:37 PM PST by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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To: dfwgator

Beretta firearms are pretty nice.


48 posted on 01/30/2014 1:34:10 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Uncle Chip

“Knox, who is sporting a new, short haircut...”

Yeah. That tells us what is important in this case.

Bread and Circuses.


49 posted on 01/30/2014 1:34:25 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: MNnice

Yes, but she’s white and our laws no longer protect white people.


50 posted on 01/30/2014 1:34:39 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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