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Posted 7 months 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 7 months ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Betsy Kim  
Do You Support Physician-Assisted Suicide? [Poll]

A Kentucky man, Ernest Chris Chumbley, faces murder charges, after shooting his wife who suffered from breast cancer. He claims she requested to be killed to end her constant pain. A jury must still decide this case. Chumbley did not obtain the help of a physician, but his case touches upon the arguments in death with dignity laws. Physician-assisted suicide generally means, upon a patient’s request, a doctor provides a terminally-ill patient with a lethal dose of medication, which the …

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Posted 7 months ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Ky. Man Claims Fatally Shooting Wife Was Mercy Killing

A Kentucky man is facing murder charges after he shot his wife at what he claims was her request to relieve her of constant pain caused by breast cancer. Ernest Chris Chumbley called 911 last month and told the operator, “Yes, I’ve shot my wife.” Virginia Chumbley was 44 when she met her death at her husband’s hand. “She told me to end the pain, stop the pain,” Chumbley said in a television interview. “Did I want to do it? …

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Posted 8 months 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 8 months ago in Crime Current Events Podcasts by Larry Bodine  
Larry Bodine Discusses Oscar Pistorius Case [WIND - Radio]

Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine was interviewed on WIND AM (560) radio in Chicago. He discusses the indictment of double amputee South African Olympic runner, Oscar Pistorius, for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. On Valentine’s Day, Pistorius shot Steenkamp at about 3:00 a.m., while she was in the bathroom at his apartment in Pretoria. He claims that he thought she was an intruder. Pistorius will stand trial before a judge in South Africa in March 2014. Pistorius, 26, is …

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