Amanda Knox, who was convicted by an Italian appeals court yesterday of murdering a U.K. student in 2007, probably will have to wait several months before a definitive ruling in the case, a criminal lawyer said.
An order by Italy’s Supreme Court that Amanda Knox face a second trial on charges she helped murder U.K. student Meredith Kercher is unlikely to result in her extradition due to a U.S. prohibition on being tried twice for the same crime.
Amanda Knox’s defense in her retrial on a murder charge may get a boost today when a team of forensics experts takes the stand in an Italian court to present its findings on a kitchen knife that may have been used in the 2007 killing of her roommate.
Amanda Knox, who says she’s “haunted” by nearly four years spent in an Italian jail, won’t return from the U.S. for an appeals retrial for the 2007 killing of her British roommate Meredith Kercher, which starts today in Florence.
Italian prosecutors have appealed the decision of a court in Perugia, Italy, to overturn the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British student Meredith Kercher, daily Il Corriere della Sera reported, citing a document filed by prosecutors.