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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Traveling by Josh Crank  
Amanda Knox on Trial for Third Time for Kercher Murder

A retrial is underway for Amanda Knox, the American student who was convicted and later acquitted of murdering her roommate while studying abroad in Italy. This is the fourth trial surrounding the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, whose body was found with multiple stab wounds in the apartment she shared with Knox. Italian prosecutors have long alleged that Kercher’s death was the result of a sex game gone wrong, and that Knox and her Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Amanda Knox Unlikely to be Extradited for Retrial

After being acquitted by an Italian appeals court in 2011 for the murder of fellow student Meredith Kercher, Amanda Knox’s lawyers say she won’t return to Italy for yet another trial that is reportedly set to begin Sept. 30.   Reconsidering the Sex Game Earlier this year, Italy’s Supreme Court ordered Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, an Italian, to stand trial again in the slaying death of Kercher, according to CNN. But a spokesperson for Knox told CNN that …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime by Aaron Kase  
Could Casey Anthony Be Tried Again for Murder?

Casey Anthony should have been convicted of murder, her trial judge said this week. Anthony was acquitted in 2011 for the killing of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Caylee’s corpse was found in a trash bag in the woods with duct tape on her head months after she went missing in 2008. After a series of denials including blaming the baby’s disappearance on her nanny, Anthony asserted a defense that Caylee had drowned in a swimming pool, and her dad disposed …

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