Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Amanda Knox: Acquittal overturned; Italian court orders new trial. Court's reasons to follow;

STORY: "Italian court orders  new trial for Amanda Knox," published by the Associated Press on March 26, 2013.

GIST:  "Italy's highest criminal court on Tuesday overturned the acquittal of Knox in the slaying of her British roommate and ordered a new trial, prolonging a case that has become a cause celebre in the U.S.........Italian law cannot compel Knox to return from the U.S. for the new trial. The appellate court hearing the case could declare her in contempt of court but that carries no additional penalties.
It is unclear what would happen if she was convicted in a new appeals trial. "If the court orders another trial, if she is convicted at that trial and if the conviction is upheld by the highest court, then Italy could seek her extradition," Knox's lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova said Monday. It would then be up to the United States to decide if it honours the request. U.S. and Italian authorities could also come to a deal that would keep Knox in the United States."

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