Blog Posts: Italy

History of United States' Extraditions Sheds Light on Knox's Prospects

A long-awaited verdict for American citizen Amanda Knox is expected from Italy’s highest court as soon as January 30, 2014. Knox was arrested in 2007 following the grisly murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, while the two were studying abroad in Perugia, Italy. Knox and her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted and sentenced to 26 and 25 years imprisonment respectively. In 2009, Rudy Guede, who chose a fast-track trial, was also convicted for his involvement in Kercher’s murder and subsequently sentenced to 16 years imprisonment. Knox and Sollecito spent more than 3 years in prison before their release in October 2011 following the Italian appellate court’s reversal of both their convictions. The Italian Supreme Court ordered a new trial for Knox and Sollecito in March 2013.


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1 Comment | Posted by Brighton Nicole Haslett on Mon. January 27, 2014 8:00 AM
Categories: Extradition, Italy

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