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Now the latest on the Amanda Knox murder case -- government did not she's that she's the teenager from Washington State -- was an exchange student in Italy.
Went over supposedly -- the middle of all -- just crazy night with her boyfriend -- this other girl and murdered her in the middle of -- drove fuel all of us.
But the conviction has come in and and -- -- court on late Friday in -- -- -- valley not in this fight to free their dollar.
Amanda Knox found guilty in the death of her former roommate that's if that's Amanda Knox and agree the roommate was -- it -- -- And -- in the green they're -- it's 26 years in prison along with her former boyfriend who got a year left side -- Both families now waiting for the judge to release the reasons behind the conviction so that they can file an appeal that's apparently -- in Italy.
The verdict read the attention of senator Maria Cantwell from -- -- home state of Washington.
-- and Cantwell saying in a recent statement and I quote I'm saddened by the verdict and I have serious questions about the Italian justice system.
And whether anti Americanism.
-- this trial.
A lot of things potentially take -- secretary state Clinton says she's willing to meet with senator Cantwell or anyone else who.
Has a concern but so far Senator Clinton Secretary Clinton said you know -- haven't been in the middle of this.
-- -- on these wars and all the -- it in -- politics that was with us.
Fox's senior judicial analyst former superior court justice in the state of -- jurors you've learned a lot about the time justices being Italian yourself -- -- -- about.
But this appellate process that I've covered a lot of appeals right Brentwood decades there but this is weird this is it than usual not like we do.
It's unusual and and very different from what we're accustomed to here if if you're convicted here and you appeal the conviction.
You appeal to a panel of three judges and argue that the judge at -- trial made some mistakes.
You don't get an entirely new trial because -- targeting errors -- -- -- the errors are strong enough.
To overcome the evidence of guilt or overcome the conviction of you'll either get a new trial of the case is thrown at you walk free in Italy.
You get another trial.
So -- will actually try the case again it'll be -- an abbreviated for a former trial.
But it will be a trial with witnesses and documents in cross examination.
Before a panel of three appellate judges that lets these judges.
Become a second jury and so you almost literally get a second bite of the apple in Italy.
A chance to force the government to prove your guilt yet again.
Here's why this is -- The prosecutor who prosecuted Amanda Knox.
Is himself a defendant -- in another unrelated criminal case.
The kitchen of justice obstruction of justice and advocates and Tom Cruise movie called the monster of Florence the other crazy story.
About a doctor was slaughtering people innocently.
Outside the heels of months.
He did isn't it is alleged that he destroyed evidence in that case the prosecutor himself who -- if he is convicted of destroying evidence in that case.
He will not be able to read prosecute a man in this case.
And she is not likely to have the same.
Personal almost -- -- -- prosecution did -- generated you you you thought it was personal yes if you think it was anti Americanism when you put it wasn't that I don't think it was anti Americanism I think it was against her.
Because she -- She told the police initially one way or the other she gave two different stories that could both be truthful one was.
She was there she saw -- -- it wasn't her the other was she was in the next town she didn't know about it until she arrived the next day.
So she obviously told him this truth.
To the prosecutor.
Now when he was in terror and the family says that was because she was interrogated so severely and that she was dealt with so harshly.
That eventually she got to a point just as happens with some accused terrorists.
-- that she'll just say anything to get him off her back it's a phenomenon not an unknown in law enforcement and then -- types of interrogation.
Which is so why the law says it's supposed to be on videotape.
And you're supposed to have your lawyer there neither of which happened in this case -- we talked about fingerprint evidence and there was a third person who was convicted in this thing.
Who's who but it.
I guess we would say turn State's evidence and cooperate accent you've got to -- stronger than she did you have any got a thirty years after it happened on this you know that -- -- here but you get thirty years.
His fingerprints I think 7778.
Something like that were found around -- crimes.
Not one fingerprint from Amanda Knox correct that's a way to -- at least one way to go and that's it's a stretch of the surface correct if -- if if if another court were to throw out to the original confession that she -- which was made under great duress.
There's zero evidence against -- 00.
There's some but there's there's insufficient to convict and it's is it mostly circumstantial if not there's not physical evidence that there are fibers are there's not DNA.
Correct not figure -- -- her prior bad behavior.
There's -- which are not allowed in the united state correct prior bad acts as -- likely proximity to the scene.
And their search -- our involvement with this woman and two other guys and and a sexual act involving drugs.
And for different people.
Which -- alien at least on the surface and in public to the values of that town in northern.
In the way we go away we go and that -- likely innocent person has been in jail for two years and will be released two more before the second trial.
We'll see -- you have to wait two years in the take that long before the second one comes to pass judgment volatile.
Thank you sir have him -- that same --
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