Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Amanda Knox Guilty of Murder, Again

            The case that set Amanda Knox free is bringing her back down. An Italian Court reopened the murder case and on Thursday Knox was found guilty of murder, again, and sentenced to 28 and a half years in prison.

Amanda Knox after an interview Friday. Photo Courtesy of
            Knox’s then boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito was sentenced to 25 years in jail as well. Both Knox and Sollecito plan to appeal the sentences.
            Knox and Sollecito are being charged with the murder of Meredith Kercher from 2007. Kercher was found stabbed in the house she shared with Knox.
            Rudy Guede is currently serving a 16-year sentence because he was suspected of helping Knox and Sollecito kill Kercher. It was speculated that Knox, Sollecito and Guede killed Kercher after she refused to join in a sex game with the other three. 
            Knox and Sollecito have been in court twice before attempting to fight the case. In 2009, they were found guilty, but the ruling was overturned in 2011 after the trial appeared mishandled the first time.
            If the changes hold up Knox is expected to be extradited, however she hopes the United States Government will step in and keep her state side. Sollecito has already left for Italy to fight the charges and prove his innocence. 
            The court has 90 days to explain the reasoning for upholding Knox's guilty conviction from 2009. Judge Alessandro Nencini said the court found motive for murder and will give a full reasoning in the coming months.

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