Amanda Knox

Knox defense turns to Italy’s last resort court

knox12-smallROME (AP) — Amanda Knox’s lawyers have formally asked Italy’s court of last resort to review the U.S. student’s appeals court conviction for the 2007 murder of her British roommate.

Defense lawyer Luciano Ghirga said the paperwork was submitted last Thursday to the Rome-based Court of Cassation.

Knox’s lawyers had pledged to turn to Italy’s top criminal court after a Florence appeals court in January reinstated a lower court’s murder convictions of Knox and her Italian former boyfriend in the slaying of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, where all three were studying. The defense filed its case after studying the appeals court’s written rationale, issued in April, for the convictions.

Cassation judges can either uphold the convictions if they find the appeals trial was properly conducted or order yet another appellate trial.

Source: AP

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lee c fairfax says:

girl would be a fool to co operate. did she do it? I don’t know but I understand that prosecutor has a very very bad reputation for trumping up charges and railroading and false arrest. I can’t imagine the US would throw her in irons and ship her back to italy.


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