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Was really startling news that happened early this morning a judge ordering that an American college student accused of murdering her roommate while she was at school in Italy.
Should be -- Knox responding this morning saying quote.
It was painful to receive the news that the Italian Supreme Court decided to send my case back for revision.
When the prosecution's theory of my involvement in merit -- murder has been repeatedly revealed to be completely unfounded and unfair.
Cheever -- former boyfriend were released from prison back in 2011.
She spent four years behind bars.
And after appeals court threw out her conviction slamming the prosecution's handling.
-- both the evidence and -- case.
Here's what she had to say that and.
What's important for -- -- -- thing huge -- every right.
Please believe me.
Who's defending didn't -- you listen what -- my family.
I -- one.
My family's the most important thing here right now -- I just want to goat some believe them.
And -- -- her freedom she got the heck out of their back to Seattle -- stickler is an attorney and chair of the international bar associations.
Criminal -- committee and it's great to have you here meg thank you so much.
Thank you up if you represented Amanda Knox right now what would you do.
All right now the good news is is a man is safe and home in the United States in Seattle the good musician can stay there.
And what I would do is fight and fight hard to keep her there and she can stay there as we go through all of different -- issues at this point.
Meaning if the attack is Supreme Court wants to -- retry this case not a senate back to trial division.
And reach it and then if it's lost and then if they appeal that decision.
You -- and -- its kind course to say hey bring Amanda Knox over here only then and then we can fight extradition at that point so we've got years and years.
To wait while all -- legal wrangling goes along and -- -- thankfully can stay in Seattle vs Italian jail.
The reports are that there is no new evidence that the prosecutor.
Although she was acquitted.
Have has decided to retry the case and they can do it -- abstention out without her ever appearing in court.
What is she needed on her side here in the United States does she need the administration does she need the State Department.
-- she just need counselor can she ignore all together.
What -- she can't ignore it because she is part of that trial but yet does he just stated.
The case the trial can be tried.
In absentia another if she can be here in the United States.
When they administration will get involved is when the extradition -- -- ordered.
That is I'm telling you a couple of years off if it were to happen understand this is not very good case -- get it.
And it was acquitted on appeal so I don't think it's gonna happen but if it were to NB a couple years from now because they have to.
We're turning back tried -- case on appeal -- -- a case.
At trial stage then we it's.
And then win it on at all.
But you know only then can never -- attention we have not reviewed you and I the entire file or case -- all the evidence or lack of evidence or as they said possible sabotaging.
How would we feel right now as attorneys and also -- Americans if that would the other way around if an Italian citizen had come here this happened they went back to Italy.
Do you think we feel the same is sending an American back into that courtroom.
Well what happens -- thankfully we have relations internationally with all different countries that we have action -- trees with a lot not.
They're international trees that meant to treat all citizens -- so right now we're letting me it's how real long go through what they need to dip.
But I hear -- -- question is which is how would we feel about American citizen being over there are vice Versa Italian -- -- being treated here.
That's why we have trees so that human beings are treated fairly.
Also at least we we'll fight it if all through that she loses to -- I think as we all know it's not a very strong case.
Hence why she he is in Seattle not Italian jail OK by.
Bottom line the laws in Italy.
I mean think about it she's acquitted if she's acquitted here anybody any defendant acquitted here can't be tried a second time it's called double jeopardy.
We don't have -- you're an international lawyer.
Is it is.
Italian -- just screw -- that way.
No not now she was convicted remember she spent four years in jail right and then they get through an action was returns right exactly.
Exactly so -- can't happen here too if the prosecution wants.
Off -- something the big thing to talk it was double jeopardy clause if they'd lose on trial level here in the United States.
Can't retry it.
Over -- acquitted no double you didn't double jeopardy here doesn't happen but understand the Italian courts.
-- as -- is kind of a strong word I don't think that's tolerated but you can tell just yelled -- drive it's the same way it's a different thanks for confirming that -- agree to meet you thank you so much.
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