is nervous about the upcoming verdict in her retrial. Perhaps that's why she's chosen to come out and confess that she intends on becoming a fugitive if she is found guilty in the slaying of Meredith Kercher. She plans on staying put right here in the U.S.A. if she is convicted, but that may not be the wisest choice. Contrary to what her desperate supporters may believe, the three-tiered-system Italy uses for investigation and prosecution was agreed upon in the extradition treaty between the U.S. and there.
Furthermore, it's not double jeopardy if a higher court is appealing a lower court's decision. That concept is even true in U.S. law. It's laughable that Knox's attorneys believe they can have her extradition waived on an argument of double jeopardy. If she's convicted -- and she likely will be -- she will probably need to move to a non extradition country before it's too late. And really, that's probably for the best.
The verdict is just around the corner, and really it's no surprise to hear Amanda Knox gloating about becoming a fugitive. It's clear that this is a woman who has no respect for laws and justice. Her behavior and the evidence against her is proof of this, and her continued defiance isn't helping her image any. Here's to hoping a guilty verdict ends in her return to Italy.
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