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Well a new twist in the Amanda Knox case has Italy's top appeals court overturned her acquittal.
And the murder of her roommate Meredith culture ordering a brand new trial so what's next and could -- be sent back to Italy let's ask attorney and former homicide prosecutor -- feeling thank you so much for joining at what you do with you.
So the judge overturned the ruling.
But moving it -- -- she.
Italian -- doesn't force her to go back but there's something called the US Italian extradition treaty could that mean she has to go back.
The bottom line -- I don't think Amanda Knox will ever again see the inside an Italian prison cell.
The United States and Italy do have an extradition treaty in effect as you mention.
This -- been in effect since 1984.
However the existence of an extradition treaty doesn't mean at someone's going to automatically be sent back.
All it means is that the legal framework exists.
To potentially send someone back.
However even if she's convicted again.
Even if the -- Supreme Court upholds that conviction.
And even if the Italian government makes a formal request to have -- extradited the fact is the US can still oppose extradition.
She can fight extradition and the US authorities won't go along and extradite her and -- among other things they're satisfied that probable cause exists.
To believe she's guilty.
This -- and let's talk about that because initially there were a lot of questions about probable cause the evidence presented in the case.
Why do you think it was overturns.
We won't know for certain why it was overturned until the Supreme Court issues its written decision that's gonna happen sometime in the next ninety days.
However based on the arguments that were raised before the Supreme Court.
It seems like -- -- decision is likely going to focus on the quality and reliability of the forensic and DNA evidence that was at issue with the first trial.
The prosecutor said look.
The appellate court the intermediate court went too far in setting aside all of this forensic and DNA evidence it should still be considered should still be given some -- that'll probably be the focus of the Supreme Court decision and probably be the focus of the new intermediate trial and you don't think -- there was any new evidence has been discovered I -- seen any basis to suggest there's new evidence and I still can't get past the fact that another guy this gentleman -- -- that has already been convicted of this -- -- DNA was everywhere.
His bloody palm prints were everywhere he has a long criminal history he's a long criminal history of violent crimes involving nice and there's never been any real link between this gentleman Rudy -- and Amanda Knox and her -- Our man Knox is here in the US her boyfriend out in Italy so he's the one that does have some things to be concerned about are absolutely right he is a lot more to worry about he subject to Italian jurisdiction if he gets convicted he's going to prison thank you -- -- much for joining us this morning we appreciate it -- my pleasure we'll.
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