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reply to post by tinner07
From a complete lay persons perspective (in terms of US law) i would say that i can't honestly see how Double Jeopardy would apply. The reason for this being it isn't a new trial, it is the Supreme Court in Italy overturning her acquital - therefore a continuation of the original trial. However, as Wrabbit has pointed out, this is where it gets complicated.......
So it would seem, which is to be honest, downright bloody stupid. If new evidence comes to light, be it DNA or an admission, it's a smack in the face of Justice that you could not be tried for it.
So she is found guilty, again in America, you have the right to appeal. She appeals and wins an acquittal. Does the state have the right to appeal the overturning of her conviction? Again speaking if it had been an American court as obviously it is ok in Italy.
They and you call it a mistrial but she was convicted. So how is it claimed mistrial at this point?
reply to post by eNumbra
Totally ruling out a new trial, no matter what evidence may come to light afterwards, is idiotic. You could in theory have a murderer who managed to get away with it, then to confess live on TV in front of the whole world afterwards and you could do nothing about it.
I certainly believe that Amanda had a motive. A rift tore between her and the woman the she killed, because, if I read it correctly, The woman claimed that Amanda was very unclean/unhygienic, claiming that Amanda dropped a deuce without flushing, and the woman called Amanda on it, embarrassing her, so, as the story goers, Amanda got that crazy lunatic look in her beady-eyes and murdered this woman in cold blood. What I'm confused about is if it was during or after the group sex that Amanda seemed to like.
And again, I don't know what US law is in this case, but if Italy puts a nice bounty on her head, it would be a quick way to make some cash and deliver her to the hands of justice. Dog The Bounty Hunter is probably already licking his chops.edit on 31-1-2014 by Fylgje because: (no reason given)