Amanda Knox Murder Appeal Opens Without Her

Trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher could be 'infinite'

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Alessandro Bianchi / REUTERS

Amanda Knox arrives at the court during her appeal trial session in Perugia, Italy, on Sep. 30, 2011.

The second appeal trial of Amanda Knox, an American accused of murdering her British roommate in Italy in 2007, opened Monday, but Knox was absent from the proceedings.

Italy’s highest court ordered a new trial for Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, after they were acquitted on appeal for the alleged murder of Meredith Kercher, in a case that transfixed both Italy and the United States. Knox served three years of her original 26-year sentence after her initial conviction in a first trial before leaving Italy in 2011 a free woman.

Knox’s lawyers argued that this may turn into an “infinite trial,” since the charge of murder has no statute of limitations in Italy. The prosecution is advancing the theory that Kercher died after a sex-fueled game went horribly wrong. Knox, now 26 and the author of a new book, has not returned from the United States to Italy for the trial, as is permitted by Italian law.

[AP]

58 comments
paulgeorges
paulgeorges

By the way if Italy is such an awfull country for american people why do you go in such a country for tourism or to study ?  You forget perhaps your are, for most of you ,from European roots and very poor one .In France a parvenu who forget his roots is laughable

paulgeorges
paulgeorges

Let us think about someone US justice is looking for in Europe .If he or she don't agree to go to USA for trial then it will be a big ,very big critic against such a country who dare to not obey to your laws.And afterward economic retortion of course.                     Guess why american are not very trusted ? Do what I say but not what I'm doing

Alessandro Dui
Alessandro Dui

imprison? Opinions without information are a shortcut to dumbness

Cathy Mosqueda
Cathy Mosqueda

Wow enzo glad you witnessed it. Details! She was already found not guilty. Here in America your free to go when found not guilty. She is here where she belongs.

Victoria Russell
Victoria Russell

Hey, just an FYI before large earthquakes actually happen there are usually small movements and tremors that can be detected beforehand, But I don't expect much from a UW Whitewater education.

Elizabeth Rowe
Elizabeth Rowe

Love the model style picture of a spoiled little rich girl who got away with murder!!!

Helen Hynes
Helen Hynes

I think the Italians keep trying someone until they get the verdict they want!! To continue trying her is ridiculous

Enzo Pollono
Enzo Pollono

Amanda is a big fat joke...she murdered her roommate, she a liar and hypocrite....

Zach Thomas
Zach Thomas

At least in the US we don't imprison our weatherman for getting the weekend forecast wrong.

Eugene Fabio
Eugene Fabio

Everything in Italy is joke. From justice to business to politics

Brian Price
Brian Price

^Well, Jobless James, in this case, yes.

BrandonJohns
BrandonJohns

Good for Knox. Italy has no jurisdiction over her.

Melissa Dilligaf
Melissa Dilligaf

there is no way she will set foot in italy. no freakin way!

alurlyrx
alurlyrx

I have plenty of Italian American friends. Their parents or grandparents left Italy to get away from many problems including an on-going dysfunctional political, governmental, and judicial system. The reasons are well-documented. It's a nice place to visit in a well-protected tour group, but watch your backside if you are a middle class individual with nostalgia for Three Coins in a Fountain.

Lorraine Hansen
Lorraine Hansen

This girl has been prooven innocent and I´m not in doubt at all-why not look further into Rudy Guede???

LuSanChin
LuSanChin

Italians, they just keep this thing going on and on, as long as it generates some income. This is not about justice, but all about the  money and good living for the lawyers. Just look how corrupt their government is.

michaelwakka
michaelwakka

Why is this constant national news? Because she's kind of hot? America sucks.

Vaidas Tumasonis
Vaidas Tumasonis

There is a dead person...Period...She did not kill her self...They are all guilty...!!!!! Enough said....

John Low
John Low

From armies foreign and domestic.

John Low
John Low

But if youre from Italy I guess that doesn't apply obviously.

John Low
John Low

Europeans would be getting executed outside by the Nazi's still if America never intervened.Why?because they had no guns to defend themselves.

Adriatico
Adriatico

sorry but she looks like she has those fish eyes, lifeless and emotion lacking.. I sort of believe they are done did bad things.  Grappa, coke and lust. Done. 

John Low
John Low

Im sure it was her Italian boyfriend.Some of them they think they can do anything to foreigners.He probably did it to prove something to Amanda.

Neil Caseley
Neil Caseley

the innocent victim is called Meredith Kercher ... might be worth remembering that. Knox doesn't deserve any sympathy ... she either set her friend up to be raped or she helped cover up her friends rape and murder,

Alex Neelin
Alex Neelin

And that is how it should continue "Without her".

John Low
John Low

Europe executed enough people to fill up the whole world ten times over.

John Low
John Low

She must be related to Jesus.

Jay Mort
Jay Mort

^^^^ Monica Laursen you're a direct reflection of Italy's logical reasoning. SIT DOWN!!!

Jeff McClain
Jeff McClain

She was already found not guilty. The US does not try people for the same thing twice. They will not send her back. Plain and simple.

Wahdan Iskandar
Wahdan Iskandar

Aya nu sieunen urang benghar di dieu mah hayang ngajongkloken

Jada Lusk
Jada Lusk

Why are they still bothering this girl? She was found not guilty!!

Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson

AK & co-defendant, neither of whom witnessed the crime, knew each other 7 days prior to the murder. The man @ the scene of the crime by admission/DNA link, has already been convicted & imprisoned for the crime! Leave this baby alone to repair her life.

Blanco F Jose
Blanco F Jose

She's innocence el que este libre de pecado que tires la primera piedra God say that

Paul Coggins
Paul Coggins

can you blame her for not attending. Really????

paulgeorges
paulgeorges

@alurlyrx  If you are such an exceptional person disturbed with contact with plebeian best for you not to go ouside USA because everywhere your kind behaviour of superiority will receive a good answer..Even if you don't go to Italy ,or elswhere,no one will note your absence !

paulgeorges
paulgeorges

@alurlyrx Myself I'm French and I saw American citizen going to jail because they though Italy was like a Wall Disney park doing what they wanted .In Thailand an American citizen was going for children and not to play with ?In France for drugs and many other things .And after in jail.Perhaps in USA  your jails are only with foreigner and you are all very good citizen ? But unfortunately we see worldwide that your "culture" for guns allow you to kill every one you want if you lost your mind or if you bore (remember the Aussie killed a few month ago because the killer bored and decide to kill the first one he will see  ?) Perhaps you think that kind of behaviour is normal .We don't.

se123
se123

@alurlyrx that is absurd.  I've toured Italy with only my wife and I.  Rented cars, taken public tranasporation and never had any issue's. 

TinaMelquist
TinaMelquist

@Adriatico It's funny how people who have been wrongly imprisoned for years sometimes seem guarded with their emotions.