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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