They let their cops bungle the evidence and indicted prosecutor make hash of a nonexistent case and they want a do over?
And, were she found guilty again, would the United States extradite Amanda Knox?
As you’ve no doubt heard by now an Italian appellate has court overturned a lower court decision that acquitted Amanda Knox in the Perugia murder of her housemate Meredith Kercher. Two questions immediately present themselves: 1. If she’s found guilty, would the United States extradite her at Italy’s request? 2. Why won’t Italy let this go?
By way of addressing the first question, in response to a New York magazine article, a commenter named Soma writes:
Extradition treaties work both ways. The US recently extradited Al Qaeda terrorism suspects from Italy … would they want to jeopardise future extradition requests to Italy & the larger EU? I doubt it.
At Slate, Justin Peters writes:
More likely is that, if Knox is convicted again, Italy won’t even bother requesting her extradition. Doing so would cause a…
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