An Italian Court has once again convicted Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, for the 2007 murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher. Amanda Knox remained in the Washington State area while this trial was held in an Italian Courthouse.
Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito had originally been convicted of the murder of Ms. Kercher in 2009. Both served four years in prison and were freed in 2011 after the appeals court overturned the verdict. With the new conviction by two Italian Judges and six jurors in the Italian Supreme Court, Raffaele Sollecito will face 25 years in prison and Amanda Knox will face 28 years in prison.
Since Amanda Knox has returned to the United States after her appeal and freedom, the Italian Courts would need to request an extradition of Ms. Knox from the United States for her to return to Italy to serve her sentence.
This will not end the court process for Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito since each can request an appeal court to review the case. This story is far from over.