BRAD MERRIMAN – JOURNALIST/TACDNEWS – Today David Marriott, one of Amanda Knox’s lawyers, announced she will not return to Italy for retrial. Marriot said “there is no requirement she be there.”. In March Italy’s Supreme Court ruled that there will be a retrial of Knox on first degree murder charges in the killing of her roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007. In 2009 Knox was convicted on the charges, and spent the next few years in jail fighting for her freedom. In 2011, the conviction was overturned due to ‘lack of evidence’.
Knox’s Italian lawyer Luciano Ghirga met with the defense team in the US recently and the decision was made that Knox would not return to Italy for the retrial.
The Italian government may still request Knox be extradited back to Italy to face the retrial. It is unknown at this time what the US government would do if such a request is made.
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