Nencini sentencing report

The Nencini sentencing report has been translated into English by a team of independent, unpaid translators from This is anĀ appellate level sentencing report. The Italian Supreme Court annulled the results of the first appellate court and remanded the case back down to the appellate level.

This is how the case has progressed, with links to the judgments:

Massei– First level/Trial Court

Hellmann– Perugia Appellate Court

Court of Cassation– Italian Supreme Court

Nencini– Florence Appellate Court

According to Knox’s own lawyer, Carlo Dalla Vedova, these are not retrials, but a “continuation of the same case on appeal.”

The Disclaimer from the translation of the Nencini sentencing report is after the break:

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The case status for Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, 31 Jan 2014

Yesterday’s appeal was an appeal of the original conviction. Both of Knox’s lawyers state the Supreme Court sent the case back to the appellate level. Knox herself admits this on her blog. The past acquittal happened at the appellate level.

The Supreme Court threw out the results of that appeal and sent the case back to the appellate level to re-hear the appeal of the original conviction. Yesterday, Knox lost her appeal, and her conviction was upheld.

Knox and Sollecito will now appeal to the Italian Supreme Court, which will need to affirm the ruling for the judgment to be considered “final”.

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Amanda Knox’s 2009 conviction upheld

On 1/30, the Italian appeals court upheld Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito’s original 2009 conviction of murder.

In the coming weeks, I will look at the evidence in the case against Amanda Knox and Raffele Sollecito. Follow this blog by entering your email in the upper right hand corner.

If you would like to see the evidence against Knox and Sollecito, visit The Murder of Meredith Kercher site.

What do you think? Do you agree with the appeals court upholding Knox and Sollecito’s original conviction?

Amanda Knox’s potential extradition and the irrelevance of “double jeopardy”

In recent months, many have speculated on a potential extradition of Amanda Knox if her original conviction is upheld by the Florence appeals court. Very few of these articles have looked at the case law in the US. There are many past cases that are similar to Knox’s potential extradition. Almost anything that has been said in Knox’s case has been tried before as argument against extradition. Multiple US courts have ruled against applying the US constitutional definition of double jeopardy in extradition proceedings. After a review of these cases one thing is clear- it is not only likely that US federal courts would rule that Knox could be extradited, it is also expected that they will.

What follows is a review of two of these cases and the similarities to Knox’s potential extradition.

One of those cases is the extradition of David Bloomfield and others to Canada in 1975. Bloomfield and his co-accused were indicted in Canada on drug charges. That case was initially dismissed, and Bloomfield et. al. returned to the US. Similarly, Knox and Sollecito were acquitted (in their case at the appellate level) after their initial conviction was overturned, and Knox returned to the US after that acquittal.

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