New trial ordered for Amanda Knox


In about a month's time, Diane Sawyer is scheduled to conduct one of the most sought after interviews in some time, as she lands an exclusive talk with Amanda Knox, the American student who was accused of murdering her 21-year-old roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007. The crime was committed in Italy and caused a media firestorm, as many experts felt that Knox was being made a symbol and that Italy did not have concrete evidence against her. Nevertheless, she was convicted and spent some time in Italian prison before being acquitted of the crime.

The tale took another twist today, as Italy ruled that a retrial must occur. Knox, who has returned home to Washington and now attends classes in Seattle at the University of Washington, issued a statement saying she was disappointed in the court's decision but the truth would emerge.

"It was painful to receive the news that the Italian Supreme Court decided to send my case back for revision when the prosecution's theory of my involvement in Meredith's murder has been repeatedly revealed to be completely unfounded and unfair," the statement read.

Knox's interview with Sawyer is scheduled to air on April 30, the same day her book, "Waiting to Be Heard," is scheduled to release. The interview, scheduled to be aired in a primetime special, would also be presented on Good Morning America, World News and Nightline. It is unknown if today's decision will influence that at all. Currently, ABC says nothing has changed on their end.

This will be the third time the case is heard. In 2009, she was sentenced to at least 25 years behind bars, with that conviction being overturned two years later.


Expect to hear all about this news, especially if you click on Nancy Grace. This story is far from being over.


- Diane Sawyer
- Nancy Grace

Written by: Hamatosan
Mar 26th, 2013, 12:59 pm

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Message Posted On Mar 26th, 2013, 8:01 pm

We do in fact have an extradition treaty with Italy. Although whether she gets sent back there is not quite as cut and dry as it would appear. Italy trying her again after she was acquitted would technically violate her US constitutional rights, as it would amount to a violation of the "double jeopardy" rule that prevents being tried twice for the same crime.


Message Posted On Mar 26th, 2013, 4:54 pm
Does the US has an extradition treaty with Italy? Wwhat the odds that she will have to, physically, go back there?
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