In 2011, a panel of experts gathered at Seattle University to present the case for innocence for Amanda Knox. FBI expert Steve Moore was on the panel and discussed the flaws in the prosecution's case.
UPDATE: Amanda Knox acquittal overturned in Italian court
New trial will take place in Florence in July; Knox not expected to be extradited
UPDATE March 26 4am
The acquital of Amanda Knox was overturned in an Italian court and she and her boyfriend at the time, Raffaele Sollecito, must stand trial again for the murder of Meredith Kercher in 2007. The Italian news agency ANSA reported that Giovanni Galati, the prosecutor in the case said, "We are still convinced that they are the co-authors of Meredith's homicide."
The new trial, which will take place in Florence, would likely begin in July since it will take time to present the reasoning of the decision and both prosecution and defense would then have up to 45 days to present their case. The Italian courts could order Knox to return and if she refuses, Italy does maintain an extradition treaty with the United States.
The possibility of extradition was downplayed however since United States law holds that once justice has been carried out, a defendant cannot be re-tried for the same offense, a concept called "double jeopardy."
Chicago-based crime investigator and forensics expert and author, Paul Ciolino, spoke by phone this morning to the West Seattle Herald. That article is here.
Knox made a statement in reaction to the verdict published on ITV.com in which she said in part, "It was painful to receive the news that the Italian Supreme Court decided to send my case back for revision when the prosecution's theory of my involvement in Meredith's murder has been repeatedly revealed to be completely unfounded and unfair.
I believe that any questions as to my innocence must be examined by an objective investigation and a capable prosecution."
Original post March 25
West Seattle's Amanda Knox, who gained worldwide fame in 2007 following the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher, will learn today if an Italian court will overturn the charges for which she and then boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted in 2011.
In the first trial, Italian prosecutors, claimed that Knox and Sollecito had murdered Kercher in a drug and sex incident.
Knox, who has kept a low profile since returning to Seattle in 2011 will tell her own story in a book, "Waiting to be heard" and an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer which will air April, 30.
Even if the acquittal of Knox is overturned, she will not be required to return to Italy.
The decision in the case is expected to come Tuesday morning at approximately 10am.
In 2011, a panel of experts assembled at Seattle University and presented their opinions as to the nature of the evidence and Knox's guilt or innocence. The video is 1 hour 51 minutes long.