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Knox guilty of Kercher murder

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by barney, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. barney

    barney Active Member

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    Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have been found guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher as an Italian court upheld its orginal verdict both have been sentenced to 20+ years

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  2. the_h0wey

    the_h0wey Well-Known Member

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    She confessed once, and falsely accused someone else. Seems like they got it right. Luckily for her, they will never send her to Italy.
  3. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    I doubt the U.S. lets Italy extradite her due to double jeopardy. That is if the Supreme Court upholds the verdict.
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  4. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    The Italian legal system is whacky. Appears they just keep bring cases back to trial until they get the results they want.

    Guess this girl will never feel safe traveling to any country outside of the U.S. that would even potentially cooperate w/ Italy and arrest/extradite her?
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  5. dogberry

    dogberry Well-Known Member

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    I assume her "confession" is why I don't trust them.

    How many years did the third guy get and was he the killer?
  6. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    I would be afraid of the Italian mob here in the states. She will never lead a normal life........
  7. barney

    barney Active Member

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    She was involved shes a liar and tbh from an englishmans point of view shes just pissing everybody off
  8. dogberry

    dogberry Well-Known Member

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    Rudy's DNA is at the crime scene, but Rafael's and Amanda's isn't.
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    The italians make the OJ Simpson LA Keystone Cops look like professionals
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  10. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    I've not followed this other than it appearing on the news but have seen a lot of folk talking about extradition not happening due to double jeopardy in U.S. law. I may be wrong but was she not initially convicted then that verdict was overturned on appeal and the prosecution have now won an appeal on that verdict? As I say I could be wrong but if that is the case then I don't see how double jeopardy applies.
  11. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    In the US, the State (prosecution) cannot appeal an acquittal or not guilty verdict.
  12. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    OK, makes more sense. Still not convinced it's a valid argument as if I was charged with a crime in America I would expect the trial to be under American law not Scots, surely the same applies with Knox and Italian law?
    Deliberately not passing comment on Knox' guilt or innocence due to the potentially heated nature of such chat.
  13. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    do two people here care enough to get heated about this?
  14. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    US would have prob extradited her if she was found guilty the first time, but since they acquitted and tried again, we would not consider that legitimate--just like we would not extradite people convicted on erroneous 'spying' charges to Egypt or anyone convicted under Sharia law.
  15. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    Plenty of room for reasonable doubt. Justice in Italy is a scary thing.
  16. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Name change.
  17. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Why in the world would the Italian mob care or want to rattle the cage of U.S. federal law by doing the bidding of the Italian govt?
  18. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't really followed this one either, but why is this case so huge? Obviously it's a travesty that someone is dead, but things like this happen all the time without the same publicity.

    Is it because Knox is good looking? Or are there actual law and world changing implications to this case?
  19. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    The mob here in the states is not what it use to be. They are more concerned with government and politics. The Italian mob doesn't care about this case or what the corrupt courts in Italy do. That's why most fled and came to the US. Also Italy is pretty dirt poor. My family is from Naples.
  20. ABQCOWBOY

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    Not sure that's it.........


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