not guilty

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by ChkitOut, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. poor thing.
     
  2. Those Italian police & complete justice system are a bunch of incompetents, aren't they!
    Poor sweetheart lost four years of her life.
    Maybe she'll make it up in a book deal. [​IMG]
     
  3. pspr

    pspr

    She has to get out of the country before the prosecutor refiles the charges. I guess double jeopardy is permissible in Italy. Stupid country.
     
  4. How is this? Are we just making things up now? I'm pretty sure double jeopardy is an established legal concept in italy.

     
  5. Pekelo

    Pekelo

    Except the defamation thingy, that almost put somebody else in jail...

    I can't wait for the Sexy Casey and Foxy Knoxy sextape!!!!
     
  6. pspr

    pspr

    They've been saying it on TV all day. Supposedly the prosecutor is a real asshole and has done this before. They can refile the charges and have the entire evidence reviewed by a new jury in another trial. That's what they are saying on TV.

    I guess this means another trial:

    Prosecutors can appeal the acquittal to Italy's highest court. There was no word late Monday if they planned to do so.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/10/03/amanda-knox-not-guilty/#ixzz1Zl6xqlEb
     
  7. Because the appeals process has yet to be exhausted.

    How about doing in actual research on legal concepts rather than relying on TV talking heads to give you the finer points of legal concept in another country.

     
  8. pspr

    pspr

    Maybe you should take your head out of your ass and believe me when I tell you something. This means an entire new trial of the evidence if they file the appeal. That is certainly double jeopardy in the eyes of Americans.

    Prosecutors can appeal the acquittal to Italy's highest court. There was no word late Monday if they planned to do so.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/1.../#ixzz1Zl6xqlEb

    Regardless of the outcome, either side could appeal the verdict to Italy's supreme court since Italy does not have a double jeopardy rule.

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/amanda-knox-verdicts/story?id=14644131
     
  9. The Italian criminal justice system is not really comparable to the US. If a criminal defendant in the US gets his conviction overturned on appeal, it is not double jeopardy to retry him. Double jeopardy only attaches if he is acquitted at trial or if a mistrial is declared under certain circumstance, typically prosecutorial misconduct.
     
  10. 3 words "La Cosa nostra"
     
    #10     Oct 3, 2011