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Knox to face Meredith retrial

The most senior appeals court in Italy has ordered a retrial of Amanda Knox for the murder of Meredith Kercher, after overturning her acquittal.

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How extradition requests work between Italy & the US

  • The US and Italy brought an extradition treaty into force in 1984
  • It obliges each country to extradite anyone charged with or convicted of an extraditable offence by a jail sentence of more than one year
  • In this case, Italy must give the US specific documents to show they have "probable cause to believe" that Meredith Kercher was murdered, and Miss Knox committed the offence

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