Amanda Knox Isn’t Planning Any Return Trips to Italy for Her Retrial

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In a hardly surprising announcement this weekend, a family spokesman made it clear that Amanda Knox would not be returning to Italy for a retrial in the 2007 death of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher.

According to CNN, the (remote) possibility lingers that Italy could request Knox’s extradition from the United States, although some legal experts are doubtful that the U.S. would honor such a request, since a retrial might raise some concerns about double jeopardy. In an interview with CNN earlier this year, Knox expressed her reluctance to return to Italy and face the infamous public prosecutor in Perugia, Giuliano Mignini, saying, “I mean, I'm afraid to go back there. I don't want to go back into prison."


After Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted in the stabbing death of Kercher, they languished in Italian prison from 2009 to 2011, until their convictions were overturned for “lack of evidence.”


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I have no opinion on Knox's innocence in this matter. As far as I can see the Italian police made such a mess of the case its impossible to tell what happened. What really annoys me about the whole thing is that everyone forgets about Meridith Kercher. The trial and media focus should never have been focused on Knox. It should have been about finding Meridith Kercher's killer.