Yesterday, Amanda Knox was acquitted of murder. If that had happened in the United States, she would be a completely free woman. In our country, you cannot be tried for the same crime twice. This protection is afforded under the Fifth Amendment and is known as Double Jeopardy. Once you’ve been found "not guilty" or once [...]
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When Amanda Knox steps out of the airplane and breathes American air on Tuesday, she might want to think about what she’s going to write in her "thank you" card to Greg Hampikian. You may already know about Knox’s murder trial and subsequent acquittal in Italy, but you may not have heard about one of [...]
At 9:51 p.m. local time in Perugia, Italy, American student Amanda Knox had her 2009 conviction of murder overturned by an Italian appeals court. The court had heard a review of DNA evidence by 3rd party forensic specialists that contradicted previous testimony from the original decision. Knox, along with her that time boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, [...]