New Trial Ordered in Italy for Amanda Knox

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A retrial has been ordered in Italy for Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, who were accused of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher. Knox and Sollecito were convicted of Kercher's murder in an Italian court in Perugia in 2009, but their convictions were later overturned by an appeals court, and Knox and Sollecito were released from prison in October 2011. Now Knox and Sollecito's prior acquittals have been overturned by Italy's highest court.

Nina Burleigh, a columnist for the New York Observer and author of "The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Trials of Amanda Knox", has followed the developments with the Knox case for many years.


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Comments [2]

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Your supposed analyst doesn't understand the law. Yuo asked whether it would be double jeopardy to try Knox a second time after the lower appeals court voided her trial court conviction. The gossip columnist, posing as a knowledgable legal analyst, stated that in the US that would be double jepordy. WRONG!!! When a trial court conviction is overturned by an appeals court, the government can, and usually does, retry that person. It is only when a trial court makes a determination of not guilty that a person can not be retried. In fact, if you bothered to actually follow the facts here, the higher appeals court simply reversed the lower appeals court determination that the conviction was improper. And, as any real analyst could tell you, in the US if a lower appeals court reverses a conviction, the higher appeals court can reverse that decision and reinstate the conviction.

While we understand that your show is attempting to emulate jerry springer, etc in its "folksy" non-factual presentation, surely there must be some limits on creating facts and law in order to appeal to nancy grace fans.

Don't forget to demand that we donate lots of money to goveernment radio where we hear news and analysis that we can't get anywhere else (a claim too, too true in this story).

Mar. 26 2013 12:03 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

This case is worth following up on. I'd like to hear more of what those conspiracy aspects were and how they were associated with Halloween and Free Masons.

Mar. 26 2013 11:45 AM

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