Italy court to rule on Knox conviction

Italy’s highest court will decide on Wednesday whether to uphold former US exchange student Amanda Knox’s conviction for the 2007 murder of Briton Meredith Kercher, potentially sparking an extradition battle with the United States. Knox, 27, and her former boyfriend, Italian Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted for the second time last year in the killing of 21 year-old student Kercher, who was found stabbed to death in a house the women shared in Perugia, ce

Italyand#39s highest court will decide on Wednesday whether to uphold former US exchange student Amanda Knoxand#39s conviction for the 2007 murder of Briton Meredith Kercher, potentially sparking an extradition battle with the United States.

Knox, 27, and her former boyfriend, Italian Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted for the second time last year in the killing of 21 year-old student Kercher, who was found stabbed to death in a house the women shared in Perugia, central Italy. Now the Court of Cassation must choose whether to confirm the conviction or order a retrial in a case for which Knox and Sollecito, who have both maintained their innocence throughout, have already served four years in jail.

The high-profile case has inspired books and at least two films, and Kercherand#39s family said Meredith, the real victim, risked being forgotten.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman