Amanda has been found guilty of murder, again, by an Italian court and sentenced to 26.8 years in jail. Hundreds of people are tweeting about the verdict and some people think she deserves to serve her time and be extradited, while others find her wrongly accused! HollywoodLifers, what do you think?
Amanda Knox, 26, was found guilty of murder on Jan 30, once again. The Seattle native was on trial for the 2007 murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher but she decided not to be present for the trial or the reading of the verdict. It’s unknown if she’ll have to be extradited to Italy, but this is the third trial since 2007 and she served four years in prison before her 2011 acquittal. People all over the world are tweeting their opinions and it’s split right down the middle.
Amanda Found Guilty & Twitter Reacts
Amanda has been sentenced to 26.8 years in prison and her ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, was found guilty as well.
If the US don’t hand over Amanda Knox then they may aswell just tear up all extradition treaties they hold in the world.
— Dango 1867 (@Dango1867) January 30, 2014
I think Amanda Knox won’t go anywhere near Italy now that she’s been found guilty of murder again, let alone even a Sbarro
— David Caplan (@DavidCaplanNYC) January 30, 2014
— Charlie Reynolds (@thesportsfox) January 30, 2014
This Amanda Knox guilty verdict is such BS.
— Andy Carvin (@acarvin) January 30, 2014
— Wendy Murray (@WenMurray) January 30, 2014
Amanda Knox found guilty. To bad she is in the US and they can’t do anything.
— Scuba Steve (@LowerLucid) January 30, 2014
— kataisa (@kataisa) January 30, 2014
“Italy would usually refuse to extradite someone convicted of murder to the U.S. based on human rights grounds, because of the death penalty,” Argia Bignami, a Rome-based attorney told USA Today. “But that is not relevant for an extradition request to Italy from the U.S.
Amanda Refuses To Go To Italy For Retrial
Amanda stayed in Seattle for the retrial and told Matt Lauer on Today on Sept. 20, why she didn’t want to go back for the trial.
“I was imprisoned as an innocent person,” she said. “It’s common sense not to go back.”
In the United States, Amanda couldn’t be retried because of Double Jeopardy laws, which state you can’t be tried for the same crime twice.
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised she was found guilty?
— Chloe Melas